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[orion-dev] Eclipse Market & Orion

Hi all,

We've finally come up with a suitable solution to the Orion Store for plugins problem. Since not everyone is up-to-date on the manner, let me give you a brief background first. We need a store for Orion plugins. This store should  provide some basic catalog functionalities as well as be highly integrated with Orion itself (two-click plugin installation, seamless plugin development and publishing, etc.) Our first idea was to go to Eclipse Marketplace and create a catalog for Orion. For legal reasons (GPL licenses basically) this cannot be accomplished the way we want, in the time we want (by EclipseCon in October). The solution we've come up is:

I'll create our own Orion Store from scratch. The store project will be under EPL with code hosted at github. No external contributions will be accepted (for legal reasons). I'm not 100% sure, but the technology I'm going to use is probably NodeJS. We are discussing with the foundation over creating a link from Eclipse Marketplace to our Orion store. If everything goes as planned, by EclipseCon we should have a working Orion store catalog, basic integration with Orion and an Eclipse Marketplace link to our store. The will be probably hosted on the same domain as

If anyone feels that different approaches is terms of used frameworks, repositories and other, would be better, please let me know. External contributions cannot be accepted, however good pointers are most welcome :) If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me.

Best regards,
Maciej Bendkowski

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