Allow us to install extensions from private wikis too

Status: Implemented

Created by leiger 20 Dec 2010 11:35

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Ed Johnson

20 Dec 2010 18:30. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
This would also be a good way to allow for private extensions that may have a very specific use. My use case is with a user I'm helping set up about a dozen sites and there is a lot of similar code I'm using with the SUO snippet among the sites. Using extensions to store that code would be excellent and easier to manage.

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leiger

20 Dec 2010 22:44. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
I'm also considering that private extensions could be installed directly, entering the code into STE (and therefore not requiring an Internet connection to "install" them). I assume that would also suit your use case.

The one I go with in the end will depend on whichever is easiest to implement. Hard to say at the moment, as both options mean I need to mess around with the current system and possibly break something that's already working ;-)

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Ed Johnson

26 Dec 2010 17:13. Edited 1 times. (Edit, Permalink)
Any chance we'll have the ability to use private extensions anytime soon? I have a couple of selfish reasons I'd like to see this implemented sooner than later.

Edit: Especially now that we can use variables!

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leiger

26 Dec 2010 23:13. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
Well currently it only has 2 votes (me and you) … but if it was more popular… ;-)

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Ed Johnson

27 Dec 2010 23:30. Edited 1 times. (Edit, Permalink)
Your vote has got to be worth at least 10 of our votes! ;)

I'd like to start some testing with extensions that won't have much appeal for general users. How about a short term "fix" that allows the ability to tag an extension as _hidden so it can be filtered out of the main extension index?

My thinking is that once I get an extension loaded and stored in my extension.data file, it can be removed from the repository. I haven't tried yet, but I assume that I can copy the extension.data file to other PCs and have the same set of extensions available without having to install them.

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leiger

28 Dec 2010 01:23. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)

Ed Johnson:
I haven't tried yet, but I assume that I can copy the extension.data file to other PCs and have the same set of extensions available without having to install them.

Yes, exactly. As long as they are using the same version of STE.

The way the extensions are stored… it's possible that any major overhaul to how extensions work may make the extensions.data file useless and you'll have to re-install them. I will let you know if this is the case.

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leiger

01 Jan 2011 06:31. Edited 0 times. (Edit, Permalink)
This has been implemented in 3.23 (New Year edition), but to use it you need to first enable developer mode. Check the download page for more information, and the release thread for a full list of other features in this release :)

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