Plugins Page - Call for Content
P.P.S. I'm going to try to spend part of the holidays doing this with my own content because what else am I going to do alone in my apartment for days on end? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The first of my new uploads: https://troikatronix.com/plugin/simple-midi-example/
From the Plugins Page:
A short example file showing some simple ways to use MIDI notes to change values in your patch. It includes two screenshots showing basic Live Capture and MIDI Setup for sending MIDI notes from Isadora to Isadora. The patch covers:
– Starting Live Capture=
– Sending MIDI from Isadora to Isadora
– Using a Text Draw actor to display the incoming MIDI Note and a Speak Text actor to say it.
– Colorizing live video dynamically based on the pitch of the MIDI note.
– Colorizing Shape with one of three pre-selected colors based on which of three ranges the incoming MIDI note falls into.
– Colorizing a pulsing/exploding shape with Explode and a Decay Generator
– Using the MIDI note to change the color of the Live Drawing actor while using the mouse to draw.
– Using the MIDI note to change the color of the Live Drawing actor while using the pitch and velocity of the note as x/y coordinates, letting you draw automatically with the random MIDI notes.
Did I miss it or is there no search functionality in the plugin section?!
I will have more to contribute to the page soon. It is a great resource and I am looking forward to making additional contributions!
I would like to be able to delete one of my entries due to changes in an external API that has made it dysfunctional. How do I do that?
It would be good to get an idea about the process of how submissions are moderated. Are submissions tested in the Isadora software? Are category checks done? Is there an indication or standard for setting tags on submitted content?
I have been looking at the functionality of the plugins page as well. It would be good to have additional category organisation features and/or a search feature as the page entries expand. User contributed tutorials have been suggested to be posted there along with code snippets and demonstration patches that are not specifically software 'plugins'. It appears possible to apply filters to the list, and that is functional but not as elegant as entries divided into their categories and a search function. The efficiency dividend is probably at play here, as more page entry categorisation requires more backend administration time from the Isadora moderators. And if I recall, one of the criteria was to be minimal backend moderation.
No there is no search function. We just did a few updates to the plugin page a few weeks ago, from the collected inputs of the users during the first year. I will put this to the list but can't promise anything.
The easiest way at the moment to delete your plugin is, edit the plugin and change the title to "please delete this plugin". I will then delete it in the backend.
In general I test the plugins in Isadora very roughly. I do also check the category and tag selection and correct them where necessary.
The tag section mostly reflects the filter function in Isadora plus adding a few additional ones. We are open to discuss additional entries.
There is a new category for tutorials since about 2 weeks.
It appears possible to apply filters to the list, and that is functional but not as elegant as entries divided into their categories and a search function.
Not sure what you mean with "not as elegant as entries divided into their categories", because you can filter by category.
The Wordpress plugin for the "plugin page" is custom programmed and changes will be only passed in bulk to the programmer to save time and money. A search function can be tricky if you are looking for a plugin or function but you don't really know how that plugin or function was named.
A search function can be tricky if you are looking for a plugin or function but you don't really know how that plugin or function was named.
It would help maybe, to expant the search to the description and tags instead of limiting it to the title. Wouldn't it?
Yes but then why not just use the filter for categories and tags?
Because sometimes it may make sense to have a more fuzzy kind of search, if you have an issue but no perfect idea of a solution. The discription may include more hints then the tags or title offer. In the end it surly depends on the authors scope and will for how detailed the informations are, but the searcher may look for something the Author would not have in mind in the first place.
What represents this more then the so often surprising and unexpected use of Isadora it self? 😉
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Would it be relatively easy to implement a system that logs which plugins a user has downloaded and perhaps even lets them know if a newer version has been uploaded!? Personally, I would love this. As the page gets larger, it's more difficult to navigate and harder to keep track of what you've done on it.
Well you can bookmark plugins and then have a list of your favourite plugins. The simplest way to check if there are updates is to click on last updated. As you may imagine implementing a email notification will be quite a task.
I will write down all of your suggestions and collect them to be discussed in the team. But it may take quite a while for a next update. Because we just had a round of user suggested improvements.
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@michel, I wasn't suggesting an email notification! Rather, the idea that when you clicked on a plugin it would say that I downloaded it on H=December 12, 2020, or something or something like that. Or perhaps when you looked at your profile, it shows you a list? I imagine that the tech is already built in, because it knows when you look at a topic or when the topic has been updated?