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Multiple Developers / Authors

Discussion in 'Resource Manager Suggestions' started by Sadik B, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    There is always the possibility that the person uploading is not the original Author. For instance if someone is sharing freeware program files on their RM section, they are more than likely not their authors. So it would be nice if the author field was separately enterable.
    Scharesoft, Andrej, Liam23 and 4 others like this.
  2. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    It would be nice if we could set "co-developers" for an add-on.

    So if an add-on is unsupported because the coder moved away, the co developer could support the ressource without needing to create a new thread.

    E.g. there where several add-ons from ajnos, where i created a bugfix release, but where i had to wait for ajnos to come into office, so he can upload it... and as ajnos left, we had to close most of his released add-ons threads and release them under my account ( or let them closed and unsupported)
    CallieJo, Liam23, Alien and 10 others like this.
  3. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    This was an idea I had rolling around in my head for months but never felt the need to suggest it. A way for the original developer to insert another users name to take over an abandoned project is definitely a sound idea. (y)
    CallieJo likes this.
  4. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Our usage is slighltly different though achievable with the same functionality (if provided). We have users uploading resources that they may not have created (where there is permission to share), so they like to mention the name of the original author / source of the resource in a separate field.
  5. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

    Being able to transfer ownership or assign co-developers would be great. I have a gaming community where modding will be pretty important, being able to allow others to take over without creating a new thread would be nice.
    CallieJo likes this.
  6. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    This starts getting really near into feature creep ...
    Blogs had that, multiple authors for a blog. It was horrible
  7. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    A simple mention of other authors in the description will do fine.
    I haven't seen any mods released here by multiple authors yet. If there is a big team behind the product, usually it is released under the company account.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It would be useful for Xenique's styles, as I do most of the code maintenance for them (Mostly our framework).

    Also XenFluence will have multiple authors (Though each author has their own projects), so it might be useful for managing releases when the original author isn't readily available.
  9. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    I thought you were cheering for doing everything in your own site, Forsaken, you would probably not need this here ?
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    As long as we're not forced to pass payments through the site, I don't mind listing things.

    It just makes much more sense to use our own site for licensing than it does to use XenForo's site.

    We also have free styles that we post here, and I often have more time than Kim to update styles.
  11. timetraveler

    timetraveler Member

    In my website we publish some resources that needs to be upgraded frequently, and some "author" users can't do it.
    So I should change the file author, to allow me to manage the update and then give back the author tag to original user, so he can update the resource when he needs to do it.

    There is a plugin that allow this kind of resource multi-user management?

    Thank you in advance for any answer.

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