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From Filip Maj <...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: plugin format: why plugin.xml instead of plugin.json ?
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:45:00 GMT
I like that approach best. Gives us flexibility for the discovery bits
moving forward will maintaining the the work put in thus far for config.xml

On 10/11/12 10:13 AM, "Jesse" <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:

>Can use both ... .json for npm-like package discovery and .xml for
>install-time configuration.
>
>On the wp7 pluginstall, I liked the xml format because I essentially
>just defined an xml fragment that gets appended to the output project
>file ( also an xml file )
>
>
>
>
>On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Anis KADRI <anis.kadri@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think we should stick to it for now. I am totally in favor of using
>>JSON
>> in the future but right now I would like to see more plugins use this
>>XML
>> format.
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>>
>>> ya the past is irrelevant. since we're moving to npm for the pkg mgmt
>>>we
>>> should probably move to an extension of package.json
>>>
>>> instead of clobbering andrew's work (and creating work for him) we
>>>should
>>> have a light module in-between that is responsible for marshaling
>>>between
>>> the formats.
>>>
>>> this stuff is decidedly not hard but certainly not interesting or fun.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Probably no reason other than "because Andrew wrote it and that's
>>>what he
>>> > chose"
>>> >
>>> > On 10/11/12 3:20 AM, "Mike Reinstein" <reinstein.mike@gmail.com>
>>>wrote:
>>> >
>>> > >If this is an old discussion/argument I'm sorry for re-hashing
>>>this. I'm
>>> > >wondering why express the plugin manifest in xml, when its managed
>>>in
>>> > >node/javascript which handles json natively. There doesn't seem to
>>>be
>>> any
>>> > >significant nesting or complex XML within the doc thus far.
>>>Intentional
>>> > >design decision? Any info on this would be enlightening and helpful.
>>> > >
>>> > >thanks,
>>> > >
>>> > >-Mike
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>
>
>
>-- 
>@purplecabbage
>risingj.com


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