Feature request #2412
[FEATURE] Support for user defined plugin path
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||fixed|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||12472|
in an enterprise environment it would be useful to store plugins in a common shared (SAMBA or NFS) folder.
One nice way to accomplish this would be the use of an environment variabile, like QGIS_ADDITIONAL_PLUGIN_DIR.
At startup, QGIS should search plugin in this directory, too, among the defaults (user home directory and standard qgis plugin dir).
Note: I don't know if it is necessary to have separate directories, for C++ and Python plugins?
#1 Updated by Martin Dobias about 11 years ago
IMHO this feature shouldn't be supported for C++ plugins at all. There are lots of binary incompatibilities among various operating systems, system libraries and QGIS versions. This could cause crashed during startup or other potential problems that aren't simply worth it.
For python plugins this can be quite useful.