The plugin gallery needs to handle the new plugin format and also to carry the Skywriter branding. Additionally, it should link to Cloud9IDE since the intention is for plugins to work in both environments. (More details to work out: new domain name, timing, etc.)
ACETRANSITION The Skywriter project has merged with Ajax.org's Ace project (the full server part of which is their Cloud9 IDE project). Background on the change is here: http://mozillalabs.com/skywriter/2011/01/18/mozilla-skywriter-has-been-merged-into-ace/ The bugs in the Skywriter product are not necessarily relevant for Ace and quite a bit of code has changed. For that reason, I'm closing all of these bugs. Problems that you have with Ace should be filed in the Ace issue tracker at GitHub: https://github.com/ajaxorg/ace/issues
Kevin - What does this mean for the Plugin Gallery? Is it still valid / necessary? Do we need to discuss the retirement of that site?
Yes. I think we want to leave the site up for a few months so that current Bespin users can get whatever plugins they want, but retire the site after that.
Thanks Kevin. Sounds good. I'll make a note to pick up the retirement discussion in late spring.