APCUPSD Plugin discussion

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Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:17 am
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Re: APCUPSD Plugin discussion

I seem to be running 0.4.6??update: I've downgraded to the version you mentioned but I'm still seeing the same error messages in my event log.
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Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:57 pm
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Re: APCUPSD Plugin discussion

I sometimes forget that nothing on the Internet is private…

I have figured out why @Dewster35 is having the trouble: they managed to find my unannounced (and incomplete!) repository for this plugin that hasn't had everything pushed to it yet. Sorry for the trouble, @Dewster35! :oops:

I should be finishing that up this weekend and I will make an announcement about it as soon as it is really ready.

/Marty

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Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:30 am
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Re: APCUPSD Plugin discussion

Marty,
I just messaged you PM.

I really do think this is a problem for us. While we are very happy the third party developer community is so active, having a single area to find the most up to date plugin, or better yet plugins updating themselves automatically and also giving a mechanism to pay some of these developers for their hard work would be a great improvement!

I am pretty sure I just googled the plugin name and downloaded that version.

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Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:42 am
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Re: APCUPSD Plugin discussion

Dewster35 wrote:
...a single area to find the most up to date plugin, or better yet plugins updating themselves automatically...

With Github, it's a bit tricky IMO. Developers often save interim changes to Github, and sometimes work with others exchanging code segments while developing. I suspect that some develop code directly on Github. Matt and Jay have suggested--and I agree with their proposal--that the best way to share plugins via Github is through Releases.

With my plugins (which truthfully haven't been on Github that long) only releases are official updates. Downloading directly from the most current repo comes with a near certainty that you'll get something unfinished and containing bugs.

Not a dig, just an observation. :D

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Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:14 pm
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Re: APCUPSD Plugin discussion

DaveL17 wrote:
Downloading directly from the most current repo comes with a near certainty that you'll get something unfinished and containing bugs.


QFT (Quoted for Truth). Releases and Pre-releases are meant for other people. Random commits are not.

The updater I use (originally written by another Indigo developer) does GitHub updates semi-automatically. I don't think there's a way to actually do them automatically, as Indigo puts up a confirmation dialog.

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

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Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:52 pm
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Re: APCUPSD Plugin discussion

Not sure if the above is directed at me or not. Random non-developer-type people don't know what you're talking about. We're just trying to get stuff to work and when the solution isn't obvious many turn to google for answers.

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Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:56 pm
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Re: APCUPSD Plugin discussion

FlyingDiver wrote:
The updater I use (originally written by another Indigo developer) does GitHub updates semi-automatically. I don't think there's a way to actually do them automatically, as Indigo puts up a confirmation dialog.

I think we've gone off-topic here for this thread, but the conversation is important. Perhaps some of these replies can be moved to the Plugins and GitHub thread.

One thing I want to add is that there needs to be a way for update notifications, etc. to take into account the version of Indigo that the customer is running. Right now that requires that we clearly state what version a release will work with, but no way to stop someone from being told about a plugin release that they cannot use. Without 'Is this plugin version compatible with my Indigo version?' "smarts" in the update checker(s), this requires brain cycles to decide. That's why automatic plugin updating isn't a good thing in my world (I'm running Indigo 5).

/Marty

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Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:28 pm
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Re: APCUPSD Plugin discussion

For anyone subscribed to this thread that might otherwise miss it, here is an important (soft) announcement!

/Marty

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:07 am
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Re: APCUPSD Plugin discussion

MartyS wrote:
For anyone subscribed to this thread that might otherwise miss it, here is an important (soft) announcement!

It's now an official announcement!

/Marty

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