Would .zip count as plugin?

Discussion in 'BukkitDev Information and Feedback' started by Bobfan, Oct 15, 2012.

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    Bobfan

    I want to make a plugin that requires setting up prior. So it would start as a .zip, than you would make it a .jar when you finished. Would this be acceptable as a plugin?

    Clerify: You download it as a .zip
     
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    ShootToMaim

    I tried uploading a .zip once. h31ix caught me before anyone could download it :|.
     
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    Bobfan

    That's why I am asking before hand. I just had a cool idea nobody (that I've seen) has tried before.

    edit: Still h31ix ?
     
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    Gravity

    What do you mean setting up?
    There's no reason why you would have to confuse people by making them change it to a jar themselves.
     
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    Bobfan

    I wish I could post more info, but someone might take my idea.
    I could just make it a .jar, but than people would have to de-compile it, adding another step, and windows doesn't come with a de-compiler.
     
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    Gravity

    Well then PM it to me, I can't think of any logical reason you would need to do that.
     
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    afistofirony

    Use a config... :confused:

    Also, I think the only cases a .zip allowed is if:
    1. It is collection of plugins (for example Craftbook and the PEX set)
    2. It is a bundle (WorldEdit/WorldGuard have READMEs in their .zip)
    3. It does not generate a config from scratch (the old version of LogBlock and some others)
     
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    Gravity

    Yeah - that's it pretty much.

    To be honest, I really dislike zip files. Like, a lot. When we're going through the queue and suddenly have to go unzip and move jar files around to be decompiled, it's a huge waste of time. Combine that with the fact that people regularly upload straight up zip files of their plugins, no other files included because they think it will help with file size, and you have a bad day.

    People, make your plugins generate the files they need if possible, and remember that these things are like a few kb you don't need to compress them.
     
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    mbaxter ʇıʞʞnq ɐ sɐɥ ı

    Fun fact, a JAR is a ZIP. So please, don't put your JAR in a ZIP. That's silly.
     
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    Bobfan

    I found a solution to this that doesn't involve using a .zip or config.

    edit: It would involve two plugins.
     
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    Gravity

    Um, sir, can you just... like... I don't know use configs like everyone else? You're making this too complicated for us, yourself, and your users. I don't mean to be rude about it, but errrr just please for the love of god, simplicity.
     
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