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Plugin Discovery

The purpose of this wiki is to organize efforts to collaborate between WTP and DTP projects on a common infrastructure discovering and installing plugins that conform to certain criteria (such as being a WTP server adapter or a DTP database enablement plugin).

Requirements:

  • A framework that can locate plugins that conform to particular criteria and are compatible with user's Eclipse configuration. The framework should consult a central registry maintained at eclipse.org. Should there be a connection to EPIC? How will this list be maintained? Any safeguards?
  • A UI piece that can be embedded in various contexts such as WTP runtime creation wizard or DTP database connection wizard.
  • (Future) A more general UI for downloading and installing arbitrary plugins known to eclipse.org. This could behave similarly to how Firefox installs add-ons.

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