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Plugin Feedback and Questions

General Suggestions

After reading the documentation, and the code, I'd suggest that plugins SHOULD actually be utilized for user replacable functionality. A prime example for this would be a login event. Authentication plugins could then react to a login event, and return if a user is authorized for something. This would also potentially allow for multiple authentication mechanisms, such as a Mantis specific administrator, but also single signon authentication with, say, an ldap source.

IRC Chats


<vboctor_> nuclear_eclipse, some question relating to events:

<vboctor_> 1. A lot of companies replace the Mantis Logo in the header 
with their own branding, are we going to support this via plugins?
<jreese> As it is right now, the Mantis Logo is hardcoded to display, 
unless the user has set $g_top_include_page in their configuration.  
As plugins are meant to *add* features and content, rather than modify
the existing functionality, I don't feel this applies well in its 
current form.

<vboctor_> 2. I think that page header should be the first thing in the
page, event [even? -jr] before the logo etc.  This is important to allow
integrating Mantis into websites and CMS.
<jrees> Well, if we keep it as it currently is, the user can simply set
up $g_top_include_page and $g_bottom_include_page, to handle integration
rather than trying to make this happen in plugins.  

<vboctor_> 3. In case of integrating Mantis in websites / CMS we want to
avoid generating our own HEAD/BODY etc, right?  
<jreese> This depends, there are parts of Mantis that need to output 
resource links in the <head> tag, like CSS and Javascript, but to have
Mantis integrated into other applications (not vice versa a la Dokuwiki)
we could have the <head> section only output if $g_top_include_page isn't

<vboctor_> 4. What about the string display chaining event?

* To be answered shortly.

mantisbt/plugins_feedback.txt · Last modified: 2014/02/27 03:05 by Bascy