It's official people - let's us know what you think and if you have any problems. My old repository can be considered deprecated.
For anyone interested in chipping in with some code help might be interested in the script.module.danishaddons addon I've been working on. It's an utility module to make our plugins more consistent and add convenience methods.
To use it you simply add an
<import addon="script.module.danishaddons" version="1.0.0"/>
in your addon.xml and
from danishaddons import *
in your .py file.
This will give you a set of constants: ADDON, ADDON_ID, ADDON_PATH, ADDON_HANDLE, ADDON_DATA_PATH and ADDON_PARAMS - as well as a couple convenience methods such as web.downloadAndCacheUrl(..)
If you are interested have a look at the plugin.video.dr.dk.podcast addon and feel free to ask questions