As part of my project to get all the known external extensions listed in
one place, and trying to organize them (using the current Extensions menu as a
starting place) I've realized that how the Extensions menu is organized might
need some improvement. I've also discussed it privately with a couple of other
users. So I thought I'd bring up the subject with developers.
1 -- Should Stylesheet be a submenu under Web?
2 -- Should Typography be a submenu under Text?
Currently, many extension makers seem to be making their own submenus
for their extensions. For people who use a lot of external extensions, I wonder
if their menus are harder to use. If we had the menu already organized, it
might inspire extension makers to put their extensions into the pre-existing
submenus, rather than make their own.
3 -- Should there be a Gcode submenu under Export? (more about Export submenu
In my list, I've created a separate Gcode category. There are lots of
external extensions which produce gcode (approx 20). I don't know where they
would show up in the Extensions menu, yet (since I just now learned how to find
out). But as I said, it might help keep the menu clean, to have submenus ready
for the external extensions, even if there might not be any built-in extensions
for some submenus.
4 -- Should the current Gcodetools submenu appear within this proposed Gcode
5 -- To accomodate external extensions, both Render and Export need to be
divided into several submenus.
6 -- I've also created a new category (for my list) Animation/Presentation
(currently 10 or 12 of them). It seems like the existing JessyInk submenu
should go under there (assuming we were to agree on adding such a submenu).
7 -- There are 3 external extensions which comprise a Boolean category. But
shouldn't Boolean be under the existing Modify Path submenu?
8 -- And once I get all the external ones organized, I guess other instances of
potentially improved organization might come to light.
If anyone else has any observations about improving the organization of
the Extensions menu, please feel free to make comments :-)
Yes, I realize a lot of developers are getting ready to go to Hackfest.
But I wanted to mention this, in case it might come up. Otherwise, it can still
be discussed, now or later.
Thank you very much,
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