Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#9707 new enhancement

activate Plug-In dialog after each update cycle

Reported by: logisch Owned by: deryni
Milestone: Component: plugins
Version: 2.5.8 Keywords:


some very valueable plugins are disabled by default. i would call the "Release/Update? notification" one as highly recommended for anybody. i further would suggest to even support an "Update" entry attached to the "Help" menu so that can be found in a rather similar way like many other programs.

I even would recommend the installer to provide the default of having this plugin activated and the user beeing able to de-select it. Other than that, i think popping up with the plugin listing on first startup after install might be very helpfull since new plugins might have been added or the user at all is not aware of the current richness of these components.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by deryni

On non-Windows platforms we have tended to leave it up to distributions to decide what plugins to enable by default.

Displaying the plugins dialog by default is likely to confuse more people than it helps, the plugins dialog is confusing and full of text people tend not to read.

The release notification plugin is only helpful on Windows (as on package managed distributions the fact that we have a new release is immaterial if the distribution has not packaged the new version yet).

Having a Help->Update entry is not a bad idea though it would likely do just what the release notification plugin does currently and indicate that new version exists.

Installing plugins by default on Windows is certainly something we could do though I'm not sure we want to get into the business of deciding which plugins those should be (I know I don't personally).

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by deryni

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