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name for contributed examples #3573
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Aug 11, 2015
If I understand this, the examples for official Processing Foundation libraries are in "Libraries", while examples for all other libraries (3rd party) are in "Contributed Libraries".
Is there any reason to keep these separate? I don't think users care if a library is from us or someone else. They are all just "libraries".
So why not lump them all into a "Libraries" folder? Cut "Contributed Libraries". Then "Contributed Examples" could keep the same name or be shortened to "Other Examples" (other as in, not originally part of your Processing installation).
With respect to the too long/not descriptive enough problem, maybe we could add in something like a small description pane at the bottom? So the description might be hard-coded for each of the folders, and describe what the contributed example represents, and perhaps, later on, even parse the top-most comment of the main sketch and show that in the description?
Ah, well we can't have that.
Some other options:
Or if it's worth it to complicate the folder structure, we could group third-party stuff together like:
I'm always not quite satisfied with the term "contributed", but I think we've been using it long enough that it would be arbitrary to change it unless there's something else that's clearly better. It has the advantage over the other options that it references the fact that other people (third-party sources) have offered this. So, I think we should stick with what is currently in 3.0b4 for reasons of consistency with our language for Processing 1 and 2.