[orion-dev] GSoC 2013 - Requesting few clarifications about the project - App Store for Orion Plugins
I am Alim, a master's student from
Bangladesh. I have known about this project from the Eclipse's Ideas
page for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2013. I am interested in working
project as a part of the GSoC program. I have already read the Mailing
list archives for gathering detail information about the project and
have almost prepared the project
proposal. However, I am stuck with a few points and thus can not
In one of the replies, Ken has said - " Enhancements include allowing multiple destination plugin sites
What I have came to understand by reading this line is that plugin
developers will expose their plugins via web services. There will be an
Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) which will keep track of those services and
the "getplugins()" extension will communicate with the ESB. Am I
thinking in a complicated way? Please do clarify.
In the same reply Ken has also mentioned - "allowing groups of plugins to be installed together vs. individually
Does it mean that the plugins will be associated with some metadata and
based on that suggestions will be provided to install the related
plugins during the installation of a single one? Or does it indicate
that user can pick a set of plugins by putting tick marks on them and
then install all at once? Or both?
Moreover, I need clarifications on the following points-
- Do the plugins are associated with metadata such as category, based on which filters can be applied?
- If the student can get a chance to work on the server side then what
will be the technology (like J2EE) that s/he has to work with?
I am hoping for a reply soon. Thank you.
Alim Ul Gias
Institute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka