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From Wade Chandler <cons...@wadechandler.com>
Subject Re: Reuse Maven repository more was: Preliminary NetBeans cost findings
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:56:07 GMT
On Sep 28, 2016 5:55 AM, "Sven Reimers" <sven.reimers@gmail.com> wrote:
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> 2. Use Maven repository as storahe backend for the plugin portal, so that
> only the metadata is hosted at the portal not the module binaries..
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I think the terminology here is key. A "storage backend" for plugins.n.o.
Thus the current UI continues to work for users who are not perhaps self
hosting their plugins or building them to mvn central. I think plugins.n.o
can then be changed to support artifact coordinates as well, then plugin
authors can register them in multiple ways, and one of them upload and the
other meta-data plus coordinates. It could be future wise an archive type
could be uploaded to house all that extra plugin information or may already
be in the plugin itself...outside of screen shots, then then portal could
take only coordinate references without a version and automatically
reference the various versions over time, and be mostly automatic. We could
even drive more of this from DOAP registration (an Apache thing for those
who don't know) https://projects.apache.org/doap.html. Anyways, more later
when we get to an incubator.

Thanks

Wade

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