Feature request #5980
Clearly mark experimental plugins in installer
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Yes||Resolution:||fixed|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||15395|
A common problem is that users are unaware that they are installing an experimental plugin. Once you allow "experimental" plugins in the Installer, all possible plugins will be listed without any additional note on whether they are stable or not. Users simply expect them to work and will be disappointed. The plugin list should clearly show which plugins are ready for production use and which are experimental.
I'll put priority to "high" since I think this really should be added to the next version.
#1 Updated by Robin Lovelace over 8 years ago
Even better: add a software-centre style user rating system.
May be over-complex solution, acknowledged.
If so, would allowing the user to order plugins by number of downloads per month help?
That way popular (generally non-experimental) plugins like Sextant would rise to the top IMO.
Just a suggestion,
#2 Updated by Alexander Bruy over 8 years ago
How we should mark such plugins? Here is two screenshots where experimental plugins are marked with different font color. Also it is possible to change font style (e.g. make it italic) and/or change background
#4 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 8 years ago
I would avoid red font for things like this it normally means error.
I would suggest to add a little science icon with a tooltip to say "Experimental" something like http://www.iconfinder.com/icondetails/45373/128/chemistry_science_test_icon