Thursday, September 14, 2006

Source code repository...

With Max 9 coming up, and all plugins needing to be recompiled again, I've been thinking about all of the useful plugins that will be disappearing due to the programmers lack of time and/or interest.

It's been the same with every Max release that has needed a plugin recompile. Some great plugins don't make the move over to the new version, old scene files complain about missing plugins, etc.

My idea is this: we could use MAX as a repository for plugin source code. If a plugin author has no interest in updating his/her plugins for new versions, or just isn't able to do it, they could make the source code available to others in a special section at MAX, in the hope that someone else will be able to recompile it and make it available to the Max community.

If anyone has any ideas or comments about this, I would love to hear them...