I think that a certain kind of communication should exist between the persons who create and the persons who use addons and this in both directions.
Let me give an example:
and in the README file of movieToeSign there is an information that is no longer true:
“note: if you’re using the addon in linux (ubuntu in my case), you need to include float.h explicitly in some files (you’ll know when you compile)”
The following happend:
I was informed of the bug from here : http://forum.openframeworks.cc/t/addons-in-codeblocks,-trying-to-get-ofxhgui-working/8024/0
and I corrected it as quickly as possible, but the maker of movieToeSign was not aware of the update.
There should be some way to permit:
- that users of an addon inform the addon maker about bugs
- that the addon maker inform all users (that could be registered in some way) about new updates of the addon
I think also that when by the point of view of a user certain features are missing, it would be better than the user asks the addon maker if he/she can implement the feature before forking the project and trying to implement it on its own.
On the main OF site I would much appreciate a link to http://ofxaddons.com
and what would be very nice : a possibility to see the dependencies between the addons
and additionaly to show the projects in which the addons are used.