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- Aug 16, 2011
I don't believe I've made--in this thread or elsewhere--the blanket generalization that "plugins don't work;" I think I've been more precise in my words. But I'd nonetheless agree with that generalization given a broad definition of what it means for "plugins" to "work." For them to "work" would minimally include that:While I disagree with the generalization that plugins don't work
- All, or at least the vast majority of, plugins install reliably in any standard operating environment
- Having been installed, they'll run and do what they're supposed to do--Nextcloud will let you log in, add apps, upload and download files; Minio will do its thing; Plex will view and display your media, index it, etc; and so forth.
- Updates and upgrades will reliably work, upgrade the relevant software and/or underlying OS, and leave the plugin in a working condition.
- They will be kept up-to-date, such that the software version available in the plugin closely approximates the latest general release available.
This is encouraging; I'll look forward to clearer messaging.Kris and I have agreed on the summary above and it's now my action to change the marketing. There are lots of changes to be made.