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Bug 163028 - [67cat] Add support for mudule suggestions, suggesting modules found from encountered file-types.
[67cat] Add support for mudule suggestions, suggesting modules found from enc...
Status: NEW
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other --
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: P3 (vote)
Assigned To: issues@platform
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Reported: 2009-04-19 01:04 UTC by brettryan
Modified: 2009-04-23 13:46 UTC (History)
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Description brettryan 2009-04-19 01:04:36 UTC
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.* ]

A usability enhancement that would greatly expose plugins that a user
may not be aware about for supported file and project types.

I would suggest that when the IDE checks for updates that it also
recognize files/projects previously encountered by the IDE that it
does not handle.

Proposed screen layout.

| Module Suggestions                     |
|| [x] C/C++                           ^||
|| [ ] Java Web Applications           |||
||                                     v||
| Description                            |
|| C/C++ supports file-type `.sh'      ^||
|| which you have recently used.       #||
||                                     #||
|| Plugin Description                  |||
|| C/C++ support, including editing,   v||
| Install 1 plugin     [Accept] [Cancel] |

* Module Suggestions is a check list box allowing
  user to browse suggestions and tick them
* Description should first tell the user why it
  suggested the plugin, then follow with the plugin
  description titled "Plug-in Description".

This could also be extended to suggest plugins for files the IDE
already knows about but could enhance the user experience, though
this may become tricky as it could suggest too many plugins for the
Comment 1 brettryan 2009-04-19 01:08:09 UTC
I suggest that this enhancement be unobtrusive to the end user and suggest in a similar way as to how the "new updates
found" icon appears in the bottom right hand corner of the IDE.

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