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  1. XWiki Platform
  2. XWIKI-7780

Rating and advice system for extensions

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 6.3
    • Fix Version/s: 6.4-milestone-3
    • Component/s: Extension, Repository
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    • Difficulty:
      Hard
    • Pull Request Status:
      Pull Request accepted
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      Description

      I know the rise and fall of an extendable platform is deeply connected with a 'like barometer' of fancy features. That means the extensions overview in the extension manager as well on the xwiki.org-page needs a rating and advice system.

      Nowdays if i browse extensions for xwiki, i found a alphabetically sorted list of plugins, some with description, some without. And there is no need for me to try an extension that effort i just get after installing it. There is no need to explore and play. And users want to play - also admins

      Conclusion:

      • users should be able to do a five star rating of an extension
      • ratings and downloads should be tracked centrally (db)
      • users sould see the download amount and common rating
      • the common rating should be respecting new versions and a (fixed) time span to the past
      • extensions with many good ratings or a higher download amount should be adviced on the main page
      • user comments would be nice

      I think thats also a good way to separate extensions with a rare and specific domain from very handy extensions for the mainstream.

      (PS: i had already wrote that idea on facebook months ago. maybe there is also a tiket on jira, that i haven't found via search.)

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              • Assignee:
                vrachieru Victor Rachieru
                Reporter:
                thomassteinbach Thomas Steinbach
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