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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: user-friendly plugin names
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2005 22:04:12 GMT
Addi wrote:
> Diwaker Gupta wrote:
>> The naming convention for the plugins is fine, but I think it would be 
>> nice if users are able to declare required plugins using simpler names 
>> like "pdf", "text", "docbook" and so on.
>> We can figure out what simple names exactly to use later. I just 
>> wanted to see what people feel about this? It should be trivial to 
>> implement (though I have _no_ clue how! :-D), and I think it'll make 
>> config much less intimidating (even I get scared typing 
>> Diwaker
> Yup, I have to say I agree.  It is also a pain when going to the plugin 
> dir in linux to manually install the plugin because I like to use tab to 
> finish out long filenames but I pretty much have to type the whole thing 
> in since they all start with the same long name before getting to the 
> actual useful part of the name.

How do you avoid name conflicts given that Forrest does not have a 
monopoly on plugin publication?

That is what if I call a plugin foo and Joe calls his plugin foo and 
then Forrest creates one called foo?


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