Wiki source code of Extension Manager - Plan

Last modified by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) on 2018/07/12 16:46

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1 {{include document="XWiki.DesignClassSheet"/}}
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3 {{toc/}}
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5 Extension Manager already exist, you can see documentation about its current state on [[extensions:Extension.Extension Module]].
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7 This page is about future features and improvements of Extension Manager.
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9 = UI =
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11 [[ExtensionManagerUI]]
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13 = Installed extensions =
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15 [[ExtensionManagerInstalledExtensions]]
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17 = Return back information to the server =
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19 The idea is to give some information to the server when it support it:
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21 * extension has been installed succesfully
22 * extension installing failed
23 * extension has been uninstalled
24 * ...
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26 = Virtual extensions as dependency =
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28 Virtual extension are already implemented but one thing is missing: put virtual extension as dependency.
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30 == pom.xml extension ==
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32 Define how to indicate a dependency that maven will obviously be unable to find itself.
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34 == Find the extension ==
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36 Also need a way to find an extension by one of its supported features. Easy to add this in XWiki repository but not so much in maven repository where we can't easily search.
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38 = Extension index =
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40 [[ExtensionManagerIndexer]]
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42 = Repositories =
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44 [[ExtensionManagerRepositories]]
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46 = Install an extension not coming from a repository =
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48 {{todo/}}
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50 = New XWiki packaging format =
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52 [[ExtensionManageXWikiPackage]]
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54 = Social =
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56 [[ExtensionManagerSocial]]
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58 = Misc =
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60 * add possibility to reinstall an extension (to restore it when a page has been removed by mistake or something like that)
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62 = Ideas (less obviously useful) =
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64 * add enable/disable extension support ([[XWIKI-5704>>http://jira.xwiki.org/jira/browse/XWIKI-5704]])
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66 = Links and things to look at =
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68 * [[Debian Policy Manual>>http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/]] and especially [[Declaring relationships between packages>>http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html]] for inspiration
69 * [[Aether>>https://docs.sonatype.org/display/AETHER/Home]]: official maven atifact resolving and dedpendency management library
70 * [[Apache Ivy>>http://groovy.codehaus.org/Grapes+and+grab%28%29]]: looks like [[groovy is using that as a library>>http://groovy.codehaus.org/Grapes+and+grab%28%29]] so could we (even if i could not find any reference to that on the Ivy website). It also supports maven so it could also be an alternative to Aether
71 * OSGi
72 * http://blog.caucho.com/tag/pomegranate/ (see also the comments at http://blog.caucho.com/?p=211)
73 * [[Apache ACE>>http://incubator.apache.org/ace/]]
74 * [[Commet>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_%28programming%29]] to be used for question/answer UI

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