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From Rick McGuire <>
Subject Re: Do we need a Plugin Repo at the ASF ?
Date Fri, 16 Jun 2006 08:52:10 GMT
Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> I moved the plugin discussion to a separate thread so w can close on 
> this issue.
> I think there are two issues regarding the plugins that have stirred 
> the pot.  The first was concern over lack of communication about the 
> plugins and I think that issue has been adequately covered and there 
> is no need to rehash it here.
> The other is do we need to have plugins hosted at Apache for 
> Geronimo.  I think there is a difference in opinion on this issue so 
> perhaps we can settle that here.
> IMHO it would be nice to have and makes perfect sense but at this time 
> I'm only aware of the samples and Directory that would likely be 
> hosted there.  Perhaps DayTrader as well.  So, yes it would be nice.
I should have a javamail 1.4 version available soon, which I believe 
needs to be handled as a plugin for a while.  Having something like that 
in an official ASF repository seems more correct to me.  I'm sure there 
will be other examples to follow.

> However, there needs to be some infrastructure put in place to support 
> it and since we've spent a lot of time saying we should have it let's 
> put up or let this rest.
> I for one am not that interested in setting up the "Apache Geronimo 
> Plugins" section on our website if there are only two or three things 
> to be hosted there.  Given that situation I'm fine to let Aaron host 
> them on his  If there is a need in the future 
> then we can revisit the issue.
> If others feel that it needs to be at Apache *AND* are willing to set 
> it up then this is the time to speak up.  If there are no takers then 
> let's leave them at and let this discussion rest.
> Any volunteers?  If no one signs up in 72 hours I think we can leave 
> this alone.
> Matt

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