PR 6361: Disable addon without uninstalling

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PR 6361: Disable addon without uninstalling

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https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/pull/6361

I've gotten a couple of requests for this. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, so it was easy to script from outside FreeCAD, and easy to understand what was happening in the event that you do it accidentally. To that end, it's based on a simple existence test of a file called "ADDON_DISABLED" in the root directory of an Addon. FreeCAD will look for this file on startup, and if found, skip the addon. The Addon Manager has been modified to both display a message when an Addon is disabled, as well as to create and delete this file from the GUI.
Chris Hennes
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