Related to the recent and very welcome discussion about most-needed and missing APIs in Harbour…
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had somewhere to pool the efforts that already exist with making reusable components as part of normal app development? (For things that on their own does not warrant their completely own project)
Example: i made this little hack to check check for WiFi connectivity, and what SSID the phone is on.
(kudos to Slava for the concept)
It certainly needs another pass of refactoring to be clean enough to be properly reusable, but still, i could see others wanting to use the same functionality. (and it’s just an example)
I’m thinking something along the lines of a “staging” repo which can include things that seem reasonably stable and that several people agree are useful… And in time there could be a “stable” repo, where apart from having stabilized, the components are deemed good for inclusion in the default SFOS installation, blessed for inclusion in Harbour, etc.
Stuff from the “staging” repo would have to be shipped with each app, and this could be community-curated as to not put too much extra work on Jolla. I’m even thinking whatever community forms around this effort could take a few things of the API-wishlist (where it is more to do than just packaging) and contribute… I’d be up for that at least.
Opinions? Am I being naive?