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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: using the plugin status.xml (Was: svn commit: r233401)
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2005 08:49:33 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>> On Fri, 2005-08-19 at 12:46 +1000, David Crossley wrote:
>>> I think that notes about changes like this should go into
>>> the status.xml in each plugin, and keep this top-level
>>> status for high-level notes about major changes in
>>> each plugin.
>> Thanks for bringing this up, David.
>> In general I agree with you because normally you make changes only in
>> the plugin. That means you just use one status.xml. 
> Maybe be this commit only touched one of those plugins. C'mon admit it, 
> this is your lazy side coming through ;-)

Ooopsss... sorry I just read the commit messages and see you did do 
entries in status.xml - not so lazy as you claimed in Stuttgart ;-)

The inclusion of upgrade instructions (below) is still a good tip 
though. In fact, if you do <p class="instruction">, they will be 
displayed as instructions in the reports. (I think, not tested)


> These kinds of changes should go into status.xml with an 
> @importance="high" tag (so they appear in the overview changes 
> document). You should also include upgrade instructions (like those 
> posted in your heads-up ail) so that we don't lose them.
> I knows it's a little more work for you, but it really would make 
> everybody elses job in tracking your excellent work easier.
> ---
> With respect to the "three plugins problem", we need to discuss this in 
> a different thread. I have a plugin waiting for release which has an 
> unresolvable dependency on the OOo plugin. Therefore we need to crete 
> the equivalent of a feature in Eclipse (a collection of plugins).
> One of us should start that thread when we have time to follow it through.
> Ross

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