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Addon Categories

Addon categories are the top-level folder names under ~addons. Several names are pre-defined, as below:

name description
api Application programming interfaces
arc Archivers, files, zips etc.
convert Conversions
data Database
debug Debugging aids
demos Demos
docs Generation, conversion, retrieval of documentation
finance Financial
format Formats, rendering and reports
games Games
general General-purpose utilities
graphics 2d, 3d graphics and planar graphs
gui GUI utilities
ide Integrated development environment
labs Lab scripts and most lab texts
math Mathematics
media Images, sounds, audio/video processing
misc Miscellaneous utilities
net Communications, Sockets and other ports
profiles Startup profiles
sockets Socket programming
stats Statistics
tables Spreadsheets, CSV, etc.
types Representations of dates, numerals, currency
web Web programming

Other Category Names

Categories for new addons should be chosen to match and reflect the meaning and purpose, especially avoiding the general category when a more specific category exists.

For addons installed from github, the category name can be the github username.

The following category names are reserved:

  • config is for addons configuration
  • J top level folder names bin, system, tools should not be used to avoid conflict with those names.

Please contact jal AT jsoftware DOT com if you are unsure which category best matches your addon.