[Pulp-dev] Ideas for the plugin template
bizhang at redhat.com
Thu Jun 14 20:19:19 UTC 2018
I think the plugin_template is very valuable for bootstrapping plugin
development, but we have had issues with keeping it up to date. Creating a
smash test that will enforce this on new PRs make perfect sense to me.
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:29 AM, Austin Macdonald <austin at redhat.com>
> I've recently updated the plugin_template to work with the latest
> master (3.0).  The template handles almost all of the bootstrapping
> work necessary to write a new plugin, so it is valuable to keep it up to
> date. Given human nature, it's likely that the plugin_template will tend
> to fall behind as it did recently. I have some ideas to save time while
> keeping the template current and useful.
> 1) Move the plugin writer docs  into the plugin_template repository
> - Leave a (very) high level overview in the core docs with a link
> the template docs.
> - Plugin writer docs PRs would only go to one place, and it would
> be easier keep the docs in line with the code.
> - Narrative docs in the template would explain what needs to be
> done generally, linking to the modules.
> - Specific instructions would live in the code modules alongside
> basic working code, and additional commented out code
> to demonstrate and explain more complex behaviors.
> 2) Add pulp_smash tests for basic functionality of a bootstrapped plugin.
> - Run these tests as a check on pulpcore and template PRs
> - Ensure that discoverability works
> - Fail with breaking Plugin API changes
> - If the test uses pulp_smash, it would include a base set of
> integration tests for every new plugin.
> My reasoning is that no matter what changes we make to pulpcore,
> we need to keep the plugin writer docs updated. Doing this in the
> template will provide value for plugin writers, and will inform pulpcore
> developers when it needs to be updated.
> : https://github.com/pulp/plugin_template/pull/9
> : https://github.com/pulp/pulp/tree/master/docs/plugins/plugin-writer
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