Bug report #6408

Please migrate plugins from old to new repo

Added by Paolo Cavallini about 8 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Python plugins
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15661

Description

Plugins from old repos are now de facto unavailable for new users. Please move them to the new repo. Only deprecated, non functional plugins should be left out.

History

#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 8 years ago

Shouldn't that be filed in the trackers of the missing plugins?

#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 8 years ago

Maybe yes, but:

  • not all missing plugins have a bugtracker
  • I believe this is a general issue, that can be solved with a mass importation rather than one by one.

Of course, this is open to discussion.

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 8 years ago

Paolo Cavallini wrote:

Maybe yes, but:

  • not all missing plugins have a bugtracker
  • I believe this is a general issue, that can be solved with a mass importation rather than one by one.

Of course, this is open to discussion.

But it's not a qgis issue...

#4 Updated by Bernd Vogelgesang about 8 years ago

But it's not a qgis issue...

well, but "qgis" changed its policy, and now functionalities are lost.
it may be discussed in length and breadth whos fault that is, but at least its a "bug" in the documentation, cause users are highly irritated and nearly no information was published what happened and how this process is going to be coordinated.
This will only result in thousands of hours of lost time with frustrating searches, when people find a tutorial for their problem, but they have no clue where to get the plugin and when they found it, how to install it from outside the plugin installer.

My top 2 plugins for the start:
openlayers:
A lot people have no access to imagery and benefit a lot from this.
table manager:
Though a lot functionalities already went into core, you still can't reorder or rename columns in a shapefile dbf within qgis without extra steps in the field calculator.

Thanx for your great work!

#5 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 8 years ago

Table Manager has been migrated

#6 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 8 years ago

Bernd Vogelgesang wrote:

But it's not a qgis issue...

well, but "qgis" changed its policy, and now functionalities are lost.
it may be discussed in length and breadth whos fault that is, but at least its a "bug" in the documentation, cause users are highly irritated and nearly no information was published what happened and how this process is going to be coordinated.

The question isn't who's fault it is - the question is who can do something about it. If it's not a qgis issue, it doesn't belong here. I think the plugin authors need to act and they probably don't care much about a ticket here.

We can't do much in qgis about it, except to reinstate the old repository list or hijack all plugins - both probably not what we want.

#7 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 8 years ago

I think there is a general agreement on moving the plugins from old to new repo - it's a simple backend replacement after all, no interference with real life of plugins.

#8 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 8 years ago

Paolo Cavallini wrote:

I think there is a general agreement on moving the plugins from old to new repo - it's a simple backend replacement after all, no interference with real life of plugins.

huh? if that's so, why isn't it done already?

#9 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 8 years ago

Usual reason - lack of time?

#10 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 8 years ago

  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#11 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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