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|Summary:||Visual indication that a plugin is of a commercial kind|
|Component:||Plugin Manager||Assignee:||Jiri Rechtacek <jrechtacek>|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Exception Reporter:|
Description mrmorris 2008-05-28 17:01:07 UTC
It is impossible to see up-front from the plugin tab in NB, whether a plugin is open source/free as in free beer or whether it's a commercial component which requires various monetary support in order to be used. A small green $ icon could be added as an overlay to signal this to the user. Currently one has to consult the information at plugins.netbeans.org or simply use trial-n-error.
Comment 1 Geertjan Wielenga 2008-06-01 12:31:37 UTC
I think there should be a new property in the Manifest or somewhere else, to specify whether the plugin is commercial or free. Then, if the plugin is marked as commercial, a dollar sign would appear in the Plugin Manager for that plugin. I think this is very important because as more and more plugins become available, it becomes increasingly important to be able to get this kind of information as quickly as possible -- many people would never install a plugin if they knew it was basically an advert for some commercial product, hence bumping it up to P2.
Comment 2 Geertjan Wielenga 2008-06-01 12:32:27 UTC
CC-ing J Rechtacek, the Plugin Manager engineer.
Comment 3 Petr Chytil 2008-06-17 16:48:11 UTC
Reassigning to plugin manager.
Comment 4 Jiri Rechtacek 2008-10-16 16:55:20 UTC
I think kind of duplicate of issue 145901. *** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 145901 ***