ImmediateNotifyPlugin Development

This is the topic to discuss development of download ImmediateNotifyPlugin

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Active Items

Id Summary Priority Current State Creation Date Last Edit
Item9551 Modernize and enhance ImmediateNotifyPlugin Normal Being Worked On 25 Aug 2010 - 04:38 14 Jul 2012 - 14:03
Item14284 Error on topic save with SMTP method Normal Confirmed 20 Jan 2017 - 15:37 26 Feb 2017 - 22:53


Should we merge features of several plugins that appear to provide similar / overlapping functions:
  • NotificationPlugin,
    • Configured per user using [WikiName]NotifyList topic in Main web
      • This has performance implications - every save requires that all *NotifyList topics be read to determine if any listed topics / regexes match the saved topic. For a larger Wiki, the notification lists should probably be cached or saved in some sort of searchable backend that is queried in the *NotifyList topic.
    • Provides replacement for MailerContrib mailnotify script for unified subscription of Immediate & Deferred notifications
    • Supports regex matching of topic names
    • Provides %NTF% macro to adjust notifications
      • As implemented this is a commonTagHandler that calls Foswiki::Store directly - probably not portable to Foswiki 1.1
    • Not yet completely ported
    • Notification happens in beforeSaveHandler - May result in false notifications if save fails for some reason.
  • ImmediateNotifyPlugin
    • Pluggable notify handlers. Currently SMTP and Jabber (XMPP)
    • Configured per topic using Set stmt, or per web with WebImmediateNotify topic (similar to WebNotify)
      • WebImmediateNotify topic syntax not unified with WebNotify
    • Issues found in original version - being corrected.
  • IrcPlugin
  • NotifyOnChildModificationPlugin
    • Not ported. Notifies subscriber when a child topic is changed.
    • Appears to support "immediate children" only - doesn't chase topic hierarchy
  • TweetOnSavePlugin
    • Released - need to discuss with author.
Also, should immediate notifications be considered for merging into the conventional notification process.

-- GeorgeClark - 11 Sep 2010

A lot of the issues I found in ImmediateNotifyPlugin have been fixed in svn. I released a working version to ImmediateNotifyPlugin a long time ago now. I've also started to merge in the IRC and Tweet plugins.

-- GeorgeClark - 22 Jan 2012

I've never seen this plugin because there is no PackageForm on ImmediateNotifyPlugin, therefore no ExtensionClassification. Perhaps it should fall under "Workflow automation"?

-- KipLubliner - 24 Jan 2012

Yeah. It probably should not even be in the Exensions web. The version released to Extensions does not work. The version in Extensions/Testing is somewhat functional. The SVN version has come a long way. I really ought to release it.

-- GeorgeClark - 24 Jan 2012
Topic revision: r8 - 24 Jan 2012, GeorgeClark
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