Hi folks,

I'm toying with the idea of installing Inkscape plugins using pip. In fact, at this very moment, my OpenSCAD DXF Output plugin (https://github.com/brad/Inkscape-OpenSCAD-DXF-Export) can be installed like this:

pip install --target=<installation_dir> inkscape-openscad-dxf

The only downside I can see is that in addition to the plugin files it installs a little cruft: easy_install.py, inkscape_openscad_dxf-0.0.1-py2.7.egg-info, _markerlib, pkg_resources, setuptools, and setuptools-17.0.dist-info

However, I don't think those extra files would be any problem. The big upsides to this approach are that dependencies are automatically included and that PyPi (https://pypi.python.org/pypi) is searchable.

What do you all think of this approach? Is it a good/bad idea?