[ImageJ-devel] plugin versioning

Nico Stuurman nico.stuurman at ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 30 15:07:12 CDT 2015

Hi Mark (resending I did not cc the list),
> > Are there guidelines for plugin developers to follow?
> The development section[1] of the wiki is, in general, intended to 
> provide these guidelines. The versioning page[2] in particular is 
> relevant here, along with the Fiji contribution requirements[3].
That page refers to plugins exposing APIs.  What if I do not want others 
to use my code as a library?  Should I put everything in an "internal" 

> >Will the updater figure it out that this is the same plugin?
> Yes - if you use one of the patterns on the versioning page then the 
> updater will do the right thing and determine it's a new version of 
> the same jar.
How does it deal with the "SNAPSHOT" designation?  Does it see that as a 
separate plugin?



> Hope that helps.
> Best,
> Mark
> [1] http://imagej.net/Development
> [2] http://imagej.net/Versioning
> [3] 
> http://imagej.net/Fiji_contribution_requirements#Versioning_and_dependency_convergence
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Nico Stuurman <nico.stuurman at ucsf.edu 
> <mailto:nico.stuurman at ucsf.edu>> wrote:
>     What is the recommended strategy for versioning of plugins?  For
>     instance, I set up a maven project for my plugin, create a jar
>     (named myplugin_-0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar) and make that available through
>     the Fiji updater.  I then make some changes and want to increase
>     the version in my pom.xml file (lets say to 0.1.1-SNAPSHOT).  This
>     will change the name of the jar.  Will the updater figure it out
>     that this is the same plugin?  Are there guidelines for plugin
>     developers to follow?
>     Thanks!
>     Nico
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