On 11/08/2017 03:18 PM, Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
I agree completely. My point is not that we don't need any
but that the planing is scoped per plugin.
Do we really need the concept of plugins, though? Are there going to be
plugins that live outside of the census "core"? Will users want to mix
and match plugins? Are all the plugins combined more than most users
want to install? I don't feel like the answer to any of those questions
I'm all for defining solid internal interfaces so it's easy to extend,
and I expect users will want to be able to limit what they send in
(maybe just hardware and no software report), but neither of those
things seem like they require plugins.
Perhaps I'm being short-sighted. I wasn't around for Smolt and so it's
hard for me to know all the pain-points of its design. It just seems to
me that scoping planning to individual pieces of the system is going to
lead to a whole bunch of disconnected buckets of data that won't be
pleasant to work with.