I have created a new ZenPack Directory which you can access at http://wiki.zenoss.org/Category:ZenPacks
Please try adding your ZenPacks following the directions, and let me know how it works for you.
This new directory is pretty powerful, because it will integrate with our community ZenPack build system, so by listing your ZenPack releases in this directory, your ZenPacks will (soon) build automatically and be available for download.
More good stuff on the way soon
Daniel, is the expectation that Zenoss or the ZCA will be filling this in, or that ZenPack owners will need to?
Aside from that, my personal .02
Just some random initial thoughts.
David, anyone can fill this in but ideally the ZenPack author can fill it in. Anyone can do this, so you do not need special permissions or be in a select group.
Regarding your .02:
This is a beta. It will be getting a lot nicer.
1) We need a download URL for now. Community auto-build system is not online yet.
2) See 1. Also, see 3.
3) This is what semantic mediawiki is good at. Just haven't done it yet. This and other usability improvements will be easy. I would like more ZenPacks to be added first. The ZenPack data is all getting semantically annotated so you will be able to query based on compatibility with particular versions of Zenoss, author, etc.
I understand that the form is open to anyone. The question is more along the lines of expectations. We obviously have a large number of zenpacks on the existing listing page. So is your expectation that each person will add their own, or are you hoping that someone will take on the duty of porting them over, or is someone at Zenoss Inc planning on doing this bulk move?
If the download URL is actually needed, can we at least break it out into seperate fields for the sake of making it clear to newer users. So rather than download url, we had 'V2x_Download_Url', and 'V3x_Download_Url' and 'V4x_Download_Url'. I'm just concerned that the existing single field will lead to confusion for new users. The forums are littered with posts involving people downloading a 2.5 egg rather than a 2.6 egg when attempting to install on 3.x, so if we can make that clearer, I think its a big win.
I would like more ZenPacks to be added first
I went through and added all the "A's" From the current 3.2 section of the listing. Does that give you enough sample data to work with? I think if we can show a more organized view, people will really get onboard with the new listing
Thanks!! I think that is enough data for now. I will work on getting this more polished over the next week, and then we can add the rest of the data.
Things I can add:
Once all this is in place, we can add the rest of the ZenPacks. Should be about a week or two to get this finalized.
First I had to create a login on the wiki.zenoss.org (I now have different Zenoss logins for this site, Jira, and the Wiki - my kingdom for an LDAP server).
Now I'm struggling to fill in the wiki forms (check out ZopeMonitor) because I'm getting spam filter blockages. Tragically, the URL's in question are all on pypi.python.org!!!
I added my zenpack to the list. My question how another people to know about this, may be someone need this? First think which com in mind is short email about adding new ZenPack.
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