As I mentioned to Henrik earlier, tier information can not be in the
POM file. If it is in the POM file, plugin authors can put their
plugin to any tier1 they wish. But It has to be determined based on
popularity of the plugin. So the information need to come from
external list, not from POM.
On 1/27/12 7:50 AM, SUSAN DUNCAN wrote:
While we are talking about new properties for POM files
- could we introduce one to denote the Tier of a plugin. then we
could use this to add a field on the Plugin Information box on the
plugin's page (with a link to the tier list). We could ask
plugin owners to add it - fine for tier1/2 and some tier 3 - but
if they do not, then an optional field and no harm done.
I have added a tag to those tiered plugins - on each plugin wiki
page - but it would be good to show the tier info more prominently
when someone browses the wiki for potential plugins to use
On 26/01/2012 23:04, Winston Prakash wrote:
The plugin is identified with a JSON attribute "name" and
display name comes from the JSON attribute "title".
When the update center generator generates the JSON, from the
plugin POM it uses the tag <artifactId> for the "name" and
<name> for "title".
I like the <name> "Hudson BIRT Charts Plugin", because
this will be used as project name in the IDE. This makes it easy
to find the project in the list of so many other projects. Also
the name "Hudson :: Maven 3 :: Plugin", tells me "Maven3" is a
"Plugin" available as module inside the main project "Hudson".
However, I agree with you that the display name "Hudson BIRT
Charts Plugin" in the update center has redundant prefix
"Hudson" and suffix "Plugin".
To solve this problem we could introduce a POM property called
The update center generator would use this property, if
available" to fill the JSON attribute "title" or revert to
On 1/26/12 12:40 PM, Henrik Lynggaard Hansen wrote:
I raised an eclipse defect about aligning plugin names
(https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=369713) but I think it
warrants wider discussion.
As written in the bug report
Currently the our naming of plugins (even just within the core) seems
a bit "random".Not only is this randomness a bit ugly, it also breaks
Hudson BIRT Charts Plugin
Hudson :: Maven 3 :: Plugin
I think we should agree on a preferred naming convention and re-align
our own plugins. This convention should be posted on the wiki, so
others have a chance to follow it.
I suggest we remove both "Hudson" and "plugin" from the name as that
information is redundant in the context of the update centre. which
would lead to names such as
* BIRT Charting
* Maven 3
* Windows slaves
I am not sure if this should be done at the source level or in the update
I know that sometimes the name is seen outside the context of plugin
centre, and there might be useful to have both "Hudson" and "plugin"
in the name, so perhaps an idea was to support reading a property like
"hudson.hint.displayname" (same style as the netbeans hints) from the
pom.xml and if present use that instead of the normal project name.
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