We've been kicking around an idea to take QC plugins up a step.
Right now, there's a ton of duplicated header information in each plugin's source code. Each time we discover something new about the internals of QC, we update the project we're working on, but those changes do not get applied to all the plugins that already exist. This has caused some confusion (which our 0.5 template release scheduled for later today should amend somewhat, albeit temporarily).
There's also a pretty big lack of inter-plugin resource sharing. This isn't too important now, but as more plugins take advantage of customizations not available in the QC core itself, more code gets needlessly duplicated, and, more dangerously, more code gets to suffer bitrot, and slowly drift away from more active projects' upkeep.
To address these issues in upcoming releases, we've decided to start work on a plugin/project called 'KinemeCore'. This will be a framework for other plugin developers, and a plugin for QC itself. The framework will help keep all plugins synchronized with the latest template headers, and will allow them to take advantage of updates made in later plugins.
The first beta release of KinemeCore is quite a ways off. However, the better we plan on it now, the more robust and powerful it will be when the time comes.
Here are some features/ideas we've been considering:
What are some other features that would help out QC users, excluding more patches :)? What are some features that would help QC plugin developers?
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