Hi guys. I think that I’m almost done with an add-on that I’ve been working on and am close to wanting to release it. So I was just wondering if any of you guys who have already released add-ons for blender have any advice about that: advice about things to do as well as advice about things to not do.
Things are going through my mind …
Should I get a separate email for the add-on since the license statement appears to require that I provide a way to contact me. Should I start a separate website or make a page on a current website for the add-on?
Licensing? I’m leaning toward the GNU General Public License, since that’s what Blender itself is released under. Pros and cons?
Since I’ve been broke most of my life and have relied on free add-ons, and have paid for add-ons whenever I felt like I could, I am considering releasing it as free but encouraging donations. What are the pros and cons of that? Should I make a webpage where the add-on could be downloaded but there would be PayPal links for donations? Should I release it on Gumroad with a pay what you want option? Should I release it on as many platforms as I can think of? What are the best platforms to release it on?
I would also like to release it for free at first to get feedback about the add-on. Is that a good idea? Is there a best way to get feedback on an add-on in a kind of pre-release?
Is there anything I should be thinking of that I’m not?
Thanks in advance.