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From David Jencks <>
Subject Do Plugins need Prerequisites?
Date Wed, 12 Dec 2007 23:33:05 GMT
Aaron included a prerequisite feature for plugin metadata which is  
supposed to prevent you from installing a plugin if some prerequisite  
plugin is missing.  After some thought I can't think of a reason this  
would possibly be useful or more useful than a dependency, where the  
needed plugin is simply installed for you.

I disabled this functionality but forgot to discuss this point, but  
now that Jarek has re-enabled it I think it's time for a discussion.

I do think there is some use for some feature that e.g. prevents  
installing jetty if tomcat is present, but I don't think  
prerequisites implement that in any useful way.

david jencks

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