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From "Mark Miller (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-5103) Plugin Improvements
Date Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:01:55 GMT

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Mark Miller commented on SOLR-5103:
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I think we would still need a configuration option that does not involve Java. Other than
that, I don't really see too many issues. As far as names, it could possibly default to the
name of the plugin jar or something else and first one wins, second one fails. We could also
namespace, kind of how you see with eclipse. Honestly though, nothing sounds much better than
a simple config file with the jar, same name or whatever, that has the plugin name or url.
Probably that's the default minimal setup - even if you can delete that file and run with
some default names or whatever for plugins that don't require any config.

I think the path is obviously right - you see it used plenty elsewhere, and it resonates with
me. But I think Hoss is right in that the common case will still need configuration. I don't
see how the two points argue with each other though.

We will need to be able to configure with a user friendly format - most plugins will have
that - if not just to show the user what can be configured. There is no reason we have to
require it though. Some plugin might simply be there to insert some custom code on startup.
                
> Plugin Improvements
> -------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-5103
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-5103
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Grant Ingersoll
>            Assignee: Grant Ingersoll
>             Fix For: 5.0
>
>
> I think for 5.0, we should make it easier to add plugins by defining a plugin package,
ala a Hadoop Job jar, which is a self--contained archive of a plugin that can be easily installed
(even from the UI!) and configured programmatically.

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