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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (FOR-585) Provide full list of plugins via "Activate Plugins" list
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2005 19:27:49 GMT
Anil Ramnanan wrote:
> Ross Gardler (JIRA) wrote:
> 
>> When creating a new project using the wizard one of the pages allows 
>> the user to activate the views plugins. This page should provide a 
>> list of all available plugins, together with a description of each. 
>> From this page the user will be able to select the plugins they wish 
>> to activate in the new project.
>>
>> This wizard page should be designed in such a way that it can be 
>> reused by another wizard to enable/disable plugins in use.
>>
>>  
>>
> How can I can get the names and descriptions of the available plugins ? 
> It would be great if I can get this information from a file or something 
> instead of having to hard code it into the wizard.

The plugins are all described in the plugins.xml file. You can get the 
location of this file from forrest.properties.

Note that config files are going to change in the near(ish) future (see 
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-588). I wouldn't spend much 
time reading the forrest.properties file, it will be OK, in the first 
instance to create a java class that represents the config file and 
we'll ard code paths in there to get us going.

Be sure to add an issue to the tracker to ensure that we don't forget to 
fix this when we have defined the new config structure. Of course this 
new issue should be dependant on the above issue.

Ross

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