I'm using Qgis master on Windows 7 and more recently xubuntu 13.04. On xubuntu, the 'fetch python plugins' is missing, which Nathan just pointed out was intentional rather than a bug. My problem is that on xubuntu, Qgis searches the repository with unchangeable query switch
This means the majority of plugins aren't available. Maybe I'm being really dumb here, but these work on my windows machine as I can install them through the python installer. Aren't 1.8 plugins mostly/all compatible with 1.9? Is there any workaround? When v2.0 hits, will all plugin developers have to have upgraded their plugins for compatibility?