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[wtp-dev] Proposing a solution to cleanup unwanted plugins

Over past couple of weeks we have been adding new and renaming existing plugins to the wst and jst components in wtp and moving plugin between wst and jst. We are releasing these changed plugins leaving the old plugins in there and without any info on what is the correct plugin to load as there are 2 out there with different names but same content. One of them is the right one and one of them is the wrong one.

To do a cleanup of the wrong ones which are out there which are basically not needed anymore, I had the following proposal

1. For the wrong plugin out there we check it out, delete out all its contents and put in a text file (like delete.txt or replaced.txt) which says what is the new name of this plugin and which component/sub project is it moved to or renamed

2. Whoever has the authority to delete plugins from WTP repo can safely delete this plugin that is empty and has only one text file in it with the above name.

Any comments and suggestions ? I am sure this issue might have already striked in someone's mind in wtp.

If this issue has already been discussed then please send out the results of that discussion.

Thanks, Vijay
Vijay Bhadriraju                                        
Rational Tools, J2EE Tooling              
Ph: (919) 486-1898, T/L: 526-1898    
Internet: vbhadrir@xxxxxxxxxx          

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