[RFC] Automatic Plugin Suggestion

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Fri Feb 29 10:21:18 GMT 2008

On 29/02/2008, Martin Albisetti <argentina at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 5:00 AM, Martin Pool <mbp at sourcefrog.net> wrote:
>  > I talked to Robert a bit about this, and we have a mutually agreeable position.
>  >
>  >  That is that, to start with, we'll change the errors for unknown
>  >  commands, formats, protocols, etc to suggest that people _might_ find
>  >  a plugin on bazaar-vcs.org/Plugins that would support it.  We can keep
>  >  that page up to date, warn that they may have limitations, or
>  >  whatever.
> So this wouldn't require a database at all?
> Any unknown command will suggest the user to see if it exists in
> bazaar-vcs.org/Plugins?

Yeah, and re-reading it it doesn't seem like it would be all that useful.

I'm still of the opinion that the best thing is as a baseline to have
a static database included with bzr that tells you what commands are
in what plugin, and allow for extension providers for either the
directory or the installation method.

Robert is working on the moment on some code to read metadata from
plugin branches, trees, or tarballs, that could be used to automate
generating this.

Where did we get up to with the implementation, is there something
waiting for review?  If not, I might do a strawman of the basic
version myself.


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