I have recently joined a company and adopted an extension that was created before my time. Until now, we have only distributed this extension to our customers as a tool to compliment the hardware we sell. We have no plans to release this extension to the public as it has proprietary code and knowledge that is only advantageous to our customers.
With that said, we have been managing the installation of this extension manually by downloading the source code and copying the files to the
Plugins folder. This has become a pain when pushing features / fixing bugs… the customer has to uninstall SketchUp and reinstall it using a custom installer we created that will download the extension along with the Make version of SketchUp and take care of the extension install. Not ideal.
My question is, is it possible to distribute our extension through the Extension Manager / Warehouse, but keep the extension private? Basically keep the extension from appearing in the Warehouse but still get the benefits of it being easy to update through the Extension Manager?
Any thoughts, ideas or comments on this are much appreciated. SketchUp has a great community and I’m sure somebody out there has done something similar. Thanks!