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Opened 10 months ago

Closed 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#7172 closed enhancement (maybelater)

[Plugin Submission Form] Add a "I have tested my plugin using the Plugin Check plugin" checkbox

Reported by: mrfoxtalbot's profile mrfoxtalbot Owned by:
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Description (last modified by mrfoxtalbot)

Once the Plugin Check plugin (PCP) is released, we should add a checkbox to the plugin submission form requiring plugin authors to confirm that they have self-checked their own plugins using the PCP.

The content of the check box could be something like this:

□ I have checked my plugin using the Plugin Check plugin and fixed all issues and errors. (If you have done this and think you are seeing a false positive, please open an issue)

If their plugin has not passed the check but they think this is a false positive, I think it makes sense to provide an alternative route but I am worried it might get abused. What do you think?

Down the road, I would like to have a system to check plugins automatically as part of the submissions process but, for now, this is a good first step.

Change History (4)

#1 @mrfoxtalbot
9 months ago

  • Summary changed from [Plugin Submissions Form] Add a "I have tested my plugin using the Plugin Check plugin" checkbox to [Plugin Submission Form] Add a "I have tested my plugin using the Plugin Check plugin" checkbox

#2 @mrfoxtalbot
8 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)

Now that the plugin check has been released, we are ready to add this check.

Our hope is that, in the near future, plugins will be automatically checked as part of the submission process but, for now, adding this check would raise awareness about the plugin and hopefully reduce the number of "broken" plugins being submitted for review.

#3 @dd32
4 months ago

I highly doubt that adding a checkbox will actually help make sure people actually test with it.

Instead of a checkbox, I'd prefer to see effort (even though adding a checkbox required very little effort) put towards better messaging, testing, or other related fixes.

#4 @mrfoxtalbot
4 months ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Sadly, I have to concede your point, @dd32.

Given that we are now in the process of adding the Plugin Check Plugin to the submissions process itself, I think we can just close this.

Last edited 4 months ago by mrfoxtalbot (previous) (diff)
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