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From Anis KADRI <a...@apache.org>
Subject About that plugin discovery thing....
Date Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:26:47 GMT
Hello,

I wanted to update the list on my progress on this topic. I've been working
on this for the past month or so and I believe it will solve the issue of
finding plugins for our users (core and 3rd party).

I committed everything to plugman and cordova-cli under the
'plugman-registry'

Everything should be well documented under the project's README but I
should probably update the wiki and write a blog post as well.

Now that 3.0 is released, I would like to merge this feature back into
master on both projects by the end of this week if possible. It would be
great if folks try it out and give me some feedback.

The registry is based on NPM and because of that, all of your plugins need
to be renamed using NPM's conventions: all lowercase and no spaces. I've
already published some to plugins.cordova.io.

plugman allows to install, adduser, publish, unpublish and search.
cordova-cli only allows installation and search. I think that plugin
authoring should be done with plugman as I am not sure what the flow would
look like with cordova-cli. This can change.

The only difference between npm and plugman is the (un)installation part.
Everything else is pretty much the same. Plugin authors are not required to
write a package.json as this is automatically generated by the tool from
the plugin.xml. I've added a few tags to the specification to support this
new use case.

Let me know if you have any questions or requests.

Anis

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