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Application templates: subdirectory addons is not loaded
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System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.16299 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 390.65

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.80 (sub 74), branch: blender2.7, commit date: 2019-06-12 18:00, hash: rB2404220e80a9
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Installing an application template doesn't load the addons folder in it. It should, as mentionned here:

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

  • Install the linked app template:
  • In the splash screen, load the Example App template
  • In User Preferences, try to find the addon provided with it: 'New Object'
  • It doesn't appear.



Event Timeline

Sebastian Parborg (zeddb) triaged this task as Waiting for Developer to Reproduce priority.Jun 19 2019, 3:35 PM

The documentation states:

Python Scripts
   While templates have access to the same functionality as any other scripts,
   typical operations include:

   - Modifying and replacing parts of the user interface.
   - Defining new menus, key-maps & tools.
   - Defining a custom add-on path for template specific add-ons.

The last point shows that this is something not done automatically as this report assumes.

This is more an issue of not having a good example, there is: but they will need to be updated.