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Limitations of running plugins as jars (packed) or dirs (upacked) [message #1837112] Fri, 22 January 2021 09:52
Martin Lemnian is currently offline Martin LemnianFriend
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Hello everybody,

today I was wondering what are the limitations of installing/running a plugin packed (as a jar) vs. unpacked (as dir)?

What do I mean by un-/packed?

As far as I know, there is no documentation about the limitations of either version.

The only things I could find are rumors like:

  1. In case a plug-in contains native code, e.g., dll files or others, which do not work from inside a JAR file, the plug-in itself should be unpacked.
  2. If a class within a plugin needs to access a resource via an absolute path.

The first rumors seem to be not true:
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