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From Ferdinand Soethe <ferdin...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Plugin dependencies (Re: status of skins and dispatcher for 0.8 release)
Date Fri, 05 May 2006 07:37:33 GMT

Ross Gardler wrote:

> Just to be clear. The reason we decided (in the past) not to allow
> plugins to have dependencies in this way is because it requires the user
> to have a deep understanding of what plugins work with what other 
> plugins. Even worse, they need to know which versions of plugins will 
> play happily.

> By requiring the user to know this we will end up with user support 
> questions, which in turn will result in us having to maintain 
> documentation, which in turn will get out of synch with the reality of
> development, which will result in more user confusion.

> So, my proposal is to document what plays with what in a feature 
> definition file as described in the previous email. We can generate 
> documentation from this file and it removes the need for the user to 
> worry about version numbers of plugins.

This was really helpful because if made me go back and re-read you
previous posting and really understand features.

+1 for the concept

How about naming them in a way that explains better what they are.
Something like compound-plugin for example?


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Ferdinand Soethe


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