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Utilizing NuGet


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I have read all of the FaQs and such and the only thing that is listed for a plugin manager is a teaser suggesting that it is coming.

 

I've used Paint.Net for probably almost 10 years now and I am only using a plugin for the first time. I have generally stayed away from them because of how sketchy the installation is.

 

I'd like to suggest the team look into using NuGet as the back bone for distributing their plugins. Nuget is already more that prepared for distributing dlls and basic file types. It also has things like versioning and minimum versioning, allowing publishers to define what minimum/maximum version of Paint.net their plugin works for.

 

I believe simply using NuGet as the distribution platform would greatly simplify and increase the maintainability of a plugin system. I am a developer but also have a great amount of personal projects. I'd love to work on this but it would need to be signed off as a first class feature and I would need support as I would not be supporting this in the long run.

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21 minutes ago, Davidp809 said:

I'd like to suggest the team look into using NuGet as the back bone for distributing their plugins. Nuget is already more that prepared for distributing dlls and basic file types. It also has things like versioning and minimum versioning, allowing publishers to define what minimum/maximum version of Paint.net their plugin works for.

 

There was talk of using NuGet years ago:

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/25459-paintnet-plugin-update-checking-processing-question/?do=findComment&comment=379927

 

Since it hasn't happened yet, it's clear other things have taken higher development priority.

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