Thanks for the pointer to the Labs forum. I poked around over there, and found out that a Lightroom 3 SDK is not currently available, and a suggestion (though not an official statement), that it may not be available until the LR3 release.
The SDK is still pretty rough and subject to change between now and the 3.0 final release, so we're holding off on updating our SDK documentation for now.
I sure that I am speaking of all the plugin writers when I say, give us some information.
Yes it may change, but it would be better than seeing missing functions that we might need or bugs in the sdk that would not have been seen until after a shipping version.
It took a while for developers to get the hang of plugins for Lightroom 2, wouldn't it be better to have some availble to the public the day it ships?
Personly I would love to see just a list of new functions availble and let us take it from there.
PS: Please let us write our plugin metadata to xmp files this time.
It would be good to give us what is available and tell us waht is to come so we know if things are going to break or not.
And so we can start planning to include the new services (like the flickr update for example, which looks super cool).
any news on this topic?
rgds - wilko