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Feedback Community contributions to packages, more GitHub please

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by Kamyker, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Kamyker

    Kamyker

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    Recently I've noticed that https://github.com/Unity-Technologies/Graphics has not only scriptable pipeline packages but also vfx and shader graph. There was a certain feature that was missing in VFX graph that required only one line change https://github.com/Unity-Technologies/Graphics/pull/2030. It was nice to see that my PR got accepted in 4 days.

    I have similar changes in other packages lying around as embedded ones in my project. I could try to show them on forums but generally it's a waste of time as there's high chance of no one from Unity seeing them.

    This brings up a question: why more (or even all) packages are not on GitHub? If that was the case users would also have motivation to improve them. Not to mention how much time of using messy forums would be saved.

    Cheers
    Me wondering if someone will read this...
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2020
  2. tacman1123

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    Coincidentally, I pondered the same thing on another thread a few minutes ago.

    I'm terribly frustrated with the Asset Store. My limited experience is that the assets available on github are indeed more current than the ones in the asset store, likely because they're so much easier to fix, improve, test, etc.

    Of course, paid assets are different. But in complete agreement with you that github is a better place for many assets.
     
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  3. Neonage

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    This please.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
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  4. Kamyker

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    Many free asset store assets are also on github (for ex. https://github.com/vis2k/Mirror). This thread is about official Unity's Package Manager packages.
     
  5. Kamyker

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  6. Neonage

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  7. Kamyker

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