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Subject: RE: A question about internally used plugins

RE: A question about internally used plugins

From: Peter D'Hoye <>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 11:28:29 +0200

> The "properties.rock" may be much more useful, and
> incorporating it into core may be a good idea. Having it
> connected to a menu is weird. The user may think that the
> function is performed by the firmware instead of by a plugin.
> I find this very important, and having it into core is, IMHO,
> a very good idea.

My initial version was incorporated in the core and then moved to a plugin
because we agreed that this funtionality is not used on a regular base and
using plugins as an overlay system seemed like a good idea to save space.
When using dircache, it causes an unneeded disk spinup but that's a small
price to pay imho.

> I can prepare a patch to "disconnect" the plugins from
> the menus, except for "shortcuts", which looks like a work in
> progress.

I'm sure that any patch that greatly increases core size will be rejected
with pleasure ;)

If otoh you have suggestions for other rarely used stuff to be moved to a
plugin, please say so :)

Received on 2007-08-26

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