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CDot said - raise an issue "no documentation for .spec files"

Here is the high-level overview:
  1. Create a Config.spec file in the plugin directory (i.e., the TWiki/Plugins/XXX/ directory for a plugin named XXX
  2. In that spec file, follow the style of TWiki.spec to document your settings and give defaults. You can either create a new sub-section in plugins or put the settings into the plugin section. It is best to follow the style of the examples below.


  • From TWiki::Contrib::JSCalendarContrib
    #---+ Contrib
    #---++ JSCalendarContrib
    # **STRING 10**
    # Style setting
    $TWiki::cfg{JSCalendarContrib}{style} = 'blue';
    # **STRING 5**
    # Language setting
    $TWiki::cfg{JSCalendarContrib}{lang} = 'en';
  • From TWiki::Plugins::EditTablerowPlugin
    #---+ Plugins
    #---++ EditTablerowPlugin
    # **BOOLEAN**
    # Debug setting
    $TWiki::cfg{Plugins}{EditTablerowPlugin}{DEBUG} = 0;

Note that currently you can stick your settings anywhere by creating the appropriate section markers. Probably there should be some limitation on that. -- TW

Excellent examples, Thomas, thanks! ...but unfortunately they are not in SVN. The only example of a Config.spec I have found was that of MainInContrib, and this does not have a #---+ Contrib header (it should be "Contribs", by the way).

I have never found out that entries are collected if they have a common subheading.

I have copied your text and discussion to TWiki:Codev.SpecifyingConfigurationItemsForExtensions. State is "Actioning".

Checking in CC's suggestion from TWiki:Codev.SpecifyingConfigurationItemsForExtensions now, and setting to "Waiting for Release" because the ability to write spec files should be in the release notes --haj

4.1.0 released


Summary Document how to get plugin settings into and from configure
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1, Sat, 18 Nov 2006, build 12001
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 12098
TargetRelease minor
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Topic revision: r9 - 2007-01-16 - KennethLavrsen
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