Menupath Names and External (File) Names

• Sep 2, 2019 - 13:22
Reported version
3.x-dev
Type
Plugins
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No

I think it's good to write some initials at the beginning of file names; so we can understand that this is part of a suite.

in Folder:
BSG-Plugins.png

in Plugin Manager:
plugin-manager.png

I don't know what to suggest (or the right thing) about Plugin-Path.
Perhaps the last part of the plug-in name here can be expected to have the same initials.
(I chose "BSG" as an example of naming. But you can choose something else.)

plugins-menu.png

Reasons:

  • Keeping them together.
  • Possible to avoid confusion with other plugins.

Comments

Thoes plugin could be all in the same sub-'folder', same way as "Note Names", "Color Notes", "Color Voices" are under Plugins > Notes
Like these here under Plugins > Articulation and Ornamentation Control

menuPath: "Plugins.Articulation and Ornamentation Control.Appoggiatura"

(Not sure spaces in that path works, and that name seems pretty long)

When I say "doesn't work", my critique is more subtle. There are subtle changes in behavior and the way focus is managed. Ah, I remember -- if you have an accelerator assigned to a plugin not at top-menu-level, at least on Mac in 5.9, the accelerator will not work after a switch to another app and back unless you pre-click the score. I'll see if I can find the bug report.

I have to build a new test case and see if this is still true and submit a better bug report if so.

It is also a bug in the site that I, as owner of the containing page, was not notified about posts to this issue tracker. I found it out of curiosity today.