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From "Gav..." <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: release process for our plugins
Date Sat, 03 Jul 2010 10:13:16 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Crossley [mailto:crossley@apache.org]
> Sent: Saturday, 3 July 2010 7:18 PM
> To: dev@forrest.apache.org
> Subject: Re: release process for our plugins
> 
> David Crossley wrote:
> > David Crossley wrote:
> > > I have been doing some more review, and will attempt to
> > > present a proposal soon.
> >
> > Still :-)
> >
> > > --------------
> > > The following do not have an entry in the plugins
> > > descriptor file whiteboard-plugins.xml and have never
> > > been deployed to the website ...
> > > Database, OpenOffice.org-output, Blog, Lenya,
> > > DevTools, GoogleSitemap, rtf-output
> > >
> > > --------------
> > > The following do have an entry in the plugins
> > > descriptor file whiteboard-plugins.xml
> > > However they have never been deployed to the website
> > > which probably creates confusion ...
> > > Resume, XDoc, baetle, doac, ecs, foaf, skos, input.tei,
> > > NoteTaking, xhtml2, output.OOo, iCal, output.tei
> > >
> > > Some of those might not be relevant to deploy yet,
> > > but some are probably okay.
> >
> > I found a useful-looking attribute while browsing
> > the plugin build.xml files.
> >   <!-- The plugin will only appear in the plugins list if publish =
> true
> >   <property name="publish" value="true"/> -->
> >
> > If they are not ready enough to even have an
> > initial deployment then we can list them differently.
> > So people can still know about them and get interested.
> 
> I have finished the work with presenting plugins
> in the plugin lists.
> See http://forrest.apache.org/pluginDocs/
> 
> Also done a review and synchronisation of the configuration
> aspects of all plugins.
> See $FORREST_HOME/etc/review-plugin-deployment.txt

That looked like tricky work and the end result is excellent,
thanks for doing all that, great stuff!

Gav...

> 
> Still working on a proposal for getting many plugins
> out of the whiteboard and properly deployed.
> 
> Don't let that hold anyone up from working on the
> Forrest release. With our current release process,
> plugins have a separate release cycle to the core.
> 
> -David



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