Plugin project proposal
tsitkova at MIT.EDU
Thu Jul 15 21:06:22 EDT 2010
I am talking about the plugin interdependencies problem. Please, see exchange below.
Your response implies that you have a simple solution for this problem. Could you please share it with us.
> 4. Notion of the plugin properties configuration attribute. It
> was introduced in the project to allow the administrator to pass some
> additional information to the plugin manager. For example, to be
> initialized, Plugin_A requires Plugin_B to be initialized first.
> Plugin manager now would arrange the proper init order or pass the
> desired parameters to the plugin module.
Nico: How is init order established?
"Well, it is more about lower level design and may not be necessary in the first plugin framework implementation , but one approach comes to mind:
Based on configuration one can build dependency matrix.
Its rows and columns represent all desired plugin implementations, say, A B C D. Now, if A depends on B the location (A,B) gets the value 1, otherwise 0. And so on. The next step is to create a priority vector based on this matrix and pass it to the initializer.
Just an idea."
What component would build this matrix? Surely not the application. That's a non-starter.
Do you have any specific proposal how to solve this problem?
From: Nicolas Williams [Nicolas.Williams at oracle.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 7:56 PM
To: Zhanna Tsitkova
Cc: krbdev at mit.edu
Subject: Re: Plugin project proposal
On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 07:46:25PM -0400, Zhanna Tsitkova wrote:
> On Thursday, July 15, Nicolas Williams wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 05:33:18PM -0400, Zhanna Tsitkova wrote:
> > > Well, it is more about lower level design and may not be necessary in
> > > the first plugin framework implementation , but one approach comes to
> > > mind:
> > >
> > > Based on configuration one can build dependency matrix.
> > What component would build this matrix? Surely not the application.
> > That's a non-starter.
> Do you have any specific proposal how to solve this problem.
What's the problem?
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