[VOTE] Include Extension Installer Plugin in MP installation

Discussion in 'Improvement Suggestions' started by seco, September 8, 2012.

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Should Extension Installer Plugin be included in MP installation?

Poll closed October 8, 2012.
  1. Yes

    24 vote(s)
    96.0%
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. seco
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    I've been wondering why isn't Extension Installer plugin included in MP installer?
    Yet it has some stuff like Tetris and Sudoku, enabled by default, which probably no one uses...

    It would be nice to have some comments from devs about this since I think this is something that really should be in 1.3.0 Final.



    Also if You as a MP user would like to see this feature please vote Yes in poll above.

    3.10.2012 the Extensions plugin is 7th on the Most Installed Plugins list. (Go to Extensions plugin -> Change View to Mediaportal Extensions -> Most Installed)
     
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    +1
    You could add a poll ;)
     
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    Poll added :D
     
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    We actually talk about removing tetris and sudoko, they just always have been there... ;)

    I do think extensions should be included in the default install...
     
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    I'm unsure if that mantis is really valid ;)
    A plugin can enable itself upon install by doing the right entries in the MediaPortal.xml (that's for example what Onlinevideos does).
    It would be better to have that plugin loading and discovery done in a better way to improve MP startup speed.
     
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    I suppose you're talking about extension settings file. I know only 3 or 4 plugins which have this file in installer. One of them is extensions plugin itself and the other is your Online Videos ;)
     
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    No it is actually a script in MPE that is executed on install with this code:
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    2. public static void Main(PackageClass packageClass, ActionItem actionItem)
    3.     {
    4.        using (MediaPortal.Profile.Settings xmlwriter = new MPSettings())
    5.        {
    6.            xmlwriter.SetValue("plugins", "OnlineVideos", "yes");
    7.            xmlwriter.SetValue("pluginsdlls", "OnlineVideos.MediaPortal1.dll", "yes");
    8.            xmlwriter.SetValue("pluginswindows", "OnlineVideos.MediaPortal1.GUIOnlineVideos", "yes");
    9.        }
    10.        MediaPortal.Profile.Settings.SaveCache();
    11.         return;
    12.     }
    13.  
     
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    Guys, this is totally off topic :p
     
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