I fully agree and I support Paolo in deprecating those plugins, until
they're not fixed.
I wouldn't even give the option to install plugins "with issues" from QGIS
side.
I would move the responsability on the developers and users to use them...

Giovanni

2018-02-19 8:46 GMT+01:00 Paolo Cavallini <cavall...@faunalia.it>:

> Hi Nyall, all,
>
> Il 19/02/2018 05:54, Nyall Dawson ha scritto:
>
> > "Should the official QGIS plugin repository flag plugins which have
> > known serious issues, and hide these plugins from users unless a 'Show
> > plugins with known issues' checkbox is ticked?"
>
> > So my proposal is that:
> > - if a plugin has known, serious issues we contact the plugin author
> > to notify them
> > - we add a flag to the plugin to indicate it has known issues
> > - these plugins are not shown by default - users must opt in via a
> > checkbox (much like the "show experimental" check box)
> > - if/when the plugin fixes the issues, the flag is removed
>
> I fully understand and support your concerns. Why not simply deprecating
> these plugin? I have adopted this approach (much too rarely, trying not
> to hurt authors too much) in the past, and I found it simple and
> effective. Once issues are fixed, I simply remove the `deprecated` flag,
> et voilĂ .
> Not sure we need a vote for this, just establishing sensible guidelines
> should be enough.
> All the best.
>
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