Question Installing addons

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I am wondering about installing addons. May be it is the zip file structure. For instance the SLS unzip into an SLS folder and then you copy all files into orbiter. While some unzip directly into orbiter
 

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I like the second one.
Also noticed that some addons have text files in root directory. imo it should be in docs, else user's orbiter root may get quickly crowded
 
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Also some use the text file name README. which overrides any existing README. Seems like it should be READMESLS,.....
 

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I'd say every file of an addon should be in a folder unique to that addon, documentation included. Crowding aside, also means stuff that shouldn't doesn't get overwritten. If anything, it makes managing files easier for the dev I think.
The zip thing just depends if you zip up all the individual addon folders or the folder containing them. I always open the zip and copy the folders myself, so to me it's irrelevant, but no extra effort in doing the former.
 

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I prefer the ones that unzip directly in the right folders. Simpler is better. Then yes, no file should be added to the root directory, there's a doc folder for a reason. And in that doc folder you should have the addon docs in a subfolder.
 

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Like others mentioned, the addon should unzip to the right folders, and have unique file and folder names.
And names should take into account other similar addons. For example "SLS" is too generic and might be used by other addons.
So I suggest also adding your username: "Gattis_SLS". This way it's easy to identify everything.
 
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