[xwiki-devs] [VOTE] Start moving deprecated plugins into the contrib/retired repository
vincent at massol.net
Fri Mar 25 07:57:27 UTC 2011
On Mar 25, 2011, at 12:31 AM, Sergiu Dumitriu wrote:
> Hi devs,
> I'd like to start moving very old plugins out of the core and into the
> contrib/retired repository.
I agree for plugins for which we have other ways of doing things (either it's been rewritten with a newer architecture or there's another way of doing it).
> For the moment, this includes:
> - PatternPlugin (regexp based text replacements when running the old
> rendering engine)
> - TablePlugin (pre-Radeox support for wiki table syntax)
> - GooglePlugin (search and spelling suggestions)
How is this one supposed to work? Do we want to keep its feature as a component? If yes then -0
> - GraphViz (graph drawing, unmaintained for a long time; should be
> replaced with a component)
This one is useful and used by several users I know. I'd be -0 to move it out. IMO it should be removed but only once we have it rewritten as components only.
> - MailPlugin (unmaintained mailbox reading plugin)
This feature can be useful too.
> - QueryPlugin (old, unused precursor of the query service)
> - SVG (old, unmaintained plugin; should be replaced with a component)
> - testPlugin (test plugin, writen as a test plugin to test the plugin
> functionality :) )
> - XWikiUserManagementTools (precursor for the invitation application,
> The remaining plugins must be rewritten as components first, since they
> still provide useful functionality.
This I agree:
- move out plugins that we don't want anymore
- keep plugins for which we want to keep the features and remove them once they've been migrated to components
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