Originally Posted by kiwidude
I'd love to have some way to keep the plugin as self contained as possible. I was reluctant to add icons to menus for the messiness it adds to installation. If it was possible for the plugin zip file to contain not just the .py code file but also the images it needs and then Calibre does "whatever it has to" after that when you install a plugin would be ideal from my perspective.
That sounds like a very good solution, because it would also minimize installation on the user end of things. Just importing a new plugin is way easier than also having to copy the needed graphics files into some directory.