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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [RT] Including Plugin documentation in Forrest website
Date Thu, 28 Oct 2004 02:53:04 GMT

David Crossley wrote:
> Dave Brondsema wrote:
>>Ross Gardler wrote:
>>>Dave Brondsema wrote:
>>>>Yeah I think it's a fine idea.  Is it really related to IMSManifests? 
>>>>Would it be better as it's own plugin?  Or would it even be better
>>>>as part of core forrest.. I'm not sure how much change it would
>>>>But for our need of documenting plugins, lets go the simple route.  If 
>>>>we need to use this feature in the future, we can, but I don't see the 
>>>>need now.
>>>I may just be being lazy here (not a good reason to force the point). 
>>>The (minimal) docs I have written/copied for the plugins are already in 
>>>the individual plugins. I think I may just be trying to avoid a little 
>>>work ;-)
>>Ooh, I see.  Embedding documentation in the plugin .zip file is a good 
>>idea, especially for ones that people develop & maintain outside of 
>>forrest.  And so all plugin documentation should follow the same pattern.
> Nice evolution of this Random Thought thread. Great stuff Ross.
> It looks like it is almost a reality. Go for it.
> Did you reckon it could be added to the core? If so, then
> i think that would be better.

If I can extract it from the IMSManifest it can go in core (I don't 
perceive any technical obstacles to this). Personally I think it belongs 
there, but I'll put it in a plugin first, if I succeed then we can cote 
on its inclusion in core.


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