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From Andrew Jaquith <>
Subject Re: Controllable API
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2008 17:59:13 GMT
The idea is a good one. With respect to implementation, it seems to me  
we should probably look into JMX for this. JMX defines a lifecycle for  
registering managed beans.

On Jun 24, 2008, at 1:52 PM, Janne Jalkanen wrote:

>> It occurs to me to create a very simple "Controllable" API and
>> add a minor callout in the PluginManager to disable the function
>> of a plugin based on it occurring in an excluded list, or enable
>> it based on an included list (either? both?). A disabled plugin
>> would either be entirely ignored by the parser/PluginManager,
>> return an empty string, or some kind of error message (this might
>> be defined by the API). I'm thinking of writing some kind of UI
>> or JSP to permit an administrator to individually set a flag for
>> each plugin.
> I was actually going to do something like that but sort of ran out  
> of time.  Admin.jsp allows you to list all the installed plugins,  
> and the idea was that you could turn plugins (well, any kind of  
> modules: filters, editors, etc) on and off from there.
> Essentially it would mean a new field in the WikiModuleInfo, and  
> necessary code in the PluginManager.  I would most prefer if the UI  
> were in the form of an AdminBean.
> Could be targeted for 2.8.x, x >=1.
> /Janne

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