[MonoDevelop] AddIn configuration and documentation

Jacob Ilsø Christensen jacobilsoe at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 06:24:52 EST 2005

On 12/16/05, Lluis Sanchez <lluis at ximian.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I agree. We need to be careful not clutter the list. But should we rely
on where AddIn developers put their configuration or should such a thing be
enforced somehow?

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.

Yes, a MD monodoc guide with add-in entries would be very nice indeed. Any
plans for that? :-)


> >
> > /Jacob
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