After playing around with the app at my various devices and platforms (linux, android, windows 7 corporate lock-in, windows 10), i made some observations.
I think the ipm package manager should be replaced by a generic download mechanism that doesn’t need to rely on git for file download. For plugin management you don’t use git version control or push mechanisms anyway. But implementing a generic mechanism that grabs fresh data from a git repo and puts it into appropriate folders doesn’t sound too hard for me. The download-git-repo npm package is probably spot on.
I’m not proposing to remove ipm entirely, it works just fine and is a valuable tool for plugin development (and probably other development as well, what do I know). But the majority of users aren’t developing plugins.
- Generic plugin manager that works for ALL platforms, including android and ios.
- Hassle - free plugin download at windows (no messing around with ´%PATH%´, which you may not have permission to do).
Con / risks
- Work, cost of development, testing +++
- Risk of introducing bugs? Particular at mobile?
- Not all plugins will work or make sense at ios, android?