[MonoDevelop] AddIn configuration and documentation

Lluis Sanchez lluis at ximian.com
Fri Dec 16 05:13:35 EST 2005

El jue, 15-12-2005 a las 19:39 +0100, Jacob Ilsø Christensen escribió:
> Hi.
> I was wondering if it might be feasible to extend AddIns so they
> contain their configuration and documentation.
> This way we won't spam the Preferences dialog with a lot of AddIn
> configuration and the documentation is right at hand so you don't have
> to go to some webpage to find it. We could add these two features to
> the AddIn Manager.
> What do you think?

About Preferences, for some kind of add-ins it could make sense to have
a specific configuration window in the add-in manager, but for some
others not. For example, I think that options for the text editor or
version control should go to the general preferences dialog. And having
to places from which configure add-ins can be confusing. 

Right now, I rather prefer having only the global preferences dialog,
although we could improve the tree structure. For example, we could
group options for language add-ins under a "Languages" branch, or create
an "Extensions" branch where to put options for add-ins which don't fit
any of the existing categories. Just to avoid cluttering the list.

About documentation, I think that at some point we should have an MD
user gide in Monodoc, and add-ins should be able to add entries to that
guide. I don't think the add-in manager is the place for this.


> /Jacob
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