I don't think that Joachim's reluctance is based on the exact place where the additional files reside (but thanks for the tip anyway).
My reluctance is
on that issue. As I said earlier, I'm not fond of plugins that don't behave like real, genuine plugins, but require you to move files around, edit files with an editor or similar. That's why I'm not fond of enlargeIt (it requires you to move a file into the root). That's why I'm not fond of Captcha (it requires you to move a file to the root or attempts to do so by itself during install, but will fail in most cases due to permissions). That's why I'm not fond of the RSS feed plugins (there are some of them). All those plugins are really cool and they do cool things, but they are not genuine plugiuns in the aspect that they require the end user to do something that he shouldn't have to do in the first place. As Nibbler pointed out, that's needless - I can hardly think of a reason why a file should need to reside in the root folder. A closer integration into the core is something that might go into future releases, but then it would no longer be a plugin, but a core component.
When Omni created the plugin API for Coppermine, one of the key benefits he build the API on was the fact that the plugins could be installed in a fool-proof way, without requiring newbies to move files around. That's why there's even an uploader and un-archiver built-into the plugin manager: we don't want to force end users to edit files in the long run.
The continuing friendly indifference of you as project leader and the whole dev team in the last 10 months gave me a completely different impression: Nice gimmick, but not interested.
You got the wrong impression: too many sub-projects on to few shoulders. We can't look into everything we'd like to look into, and you certainly where doing well, so there was no reason to butt in with the development nor support you gave.
We definitely could use skilled coders like you, that's why I posted in the dev-only board
What about new candidates for the dev team? I think there are some people who have been around for long and have proven their skills. I suggest asking [...] Timos-Welt [...] to join the team.
So far, only positive feedback has been given. That's why I would like to invite you to join the team - this is of course a strange way to post an invitation (I just couldn't resist to post this here as well
). This being said, let's discuss this privately by PM.