Feature #27705

Gemify redmine plugins

Added by Sho HASHIMOTO 15 days ago.

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I want to install redmine plugins by adding gem name to Gemfile.local like redmine_github_hook plugin.

Current installing/updating method have below cautions for me.

  • Difficult to specify plugin version
    • Server maintainer should exec `$ git clone [--depth=1] -b <release version> https://github.com/foo/bar/`, but plugin README often describes installing master
  • Difficult to detect plugins vulnerability with using bundler-audit
    • We have to check each plugins by hand now

I'm happy if Redmine::Plugin.load requires gem's init.rb.

  • Pros
    • Easy to install plugin: only writing gem name to Gemfile.local
    • Easy to specify plugin version: only specifying gem version to Gemfile.local
    • Easy to update plugin: only executing `$ bundle update <plugin gem name>`
    • Easy to detect (only gemified) plugins vulnerability with using bundler-audit
  • Cons
    • Redmine should detect wheather redmine plugin or not from all bundle installed gem

For example, support_gem_plugin.patch can load gemified plugin.

Gemfile.local example is below(I fixed little existing sidebar_hide plugin).

gem 'sidebar_hide', github: 'sho-h/sidebar_hide', branch: 'redmine_support_gem_plugin_test'

This was gemified and specified directory in init.rb.

support_gem_plugin.patch Magnifier (1.22 KB) Sho HASHIMOTO, 2017-12-02 13:25

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