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From Andrey Pokhilko <>
Subject Re: Plugin market? (was: 3rd party jars - current and proposed)
Date Sat, 09 Apr 2016 19:15:59 GMT
So you got the idea right. Unfortunately, this can't be done as
third-party plugin, it requires core change.

Andrey Pokhilko

On 04/09/2016 10:02 PM, Philippe Mouawad wrote:
> On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Andrey Pokhilko <> wrote:
>> In fact, I'm already working on "plugins repository" feature. So it will
>> be available soon.
>> What could be improved in JMeter regarding situation of unknown plugin
>> in test plan is to still show the test plan, putting some "Unknown Class
>> Element" at the place of unknown classes. That would allow reviewing
>> these elements in UI which would be easier than monstrous error message
>> currently shown. Although I'd keep the message. Also the plan with
>> "Unknown Element" present wouldn't be available for running. Well,
>> another arguable idea from me, tangential to the subject at hand, so
>> nevermind :).
>> I find this idea interesting.
> The ideal situation for me would be:
> - open the plan
> - Show as you propose unknown element for the missing class with maybe the
> stacktrace in the gui of this unknown element
> - when saving the plan, the missing class is not  changed so the initial
> plan is not corrupt
>> Andrey Pokhilko
>> On 04/09/2016 11:56 AM, sebb wrote:
>>> On 8 April 2016 at 22:40, Vladimir Sitnikov <
>> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>>>> Philippe> The idea was interesting because it makes things rather
>> simple.
>>>> What if we take a step back and consider some kind of "JMeter Plugin
>> Market"?
>>> This is tangential to the subject at hand.
>>>> For instance:
>>>> 1) Search & install plugins from within JMeter UI
>>> -1; that would add unnecessary classes to memory.
>>> However it could be stand-alone.
>>> Though I'm not sure how much work it would save compared with the
>>> effort of creating and maintaining it. That sounds like a good 3rd
>>> party project; it seems OT for JMeter.
>>>> 2) If loading a test plan that references not yet installed plugins,
>>>> JMeter would be able to suggest installing the required ones
>>> JMeter only knows what classes the test plan cannot find.
>>> Who is going to maintain the database of plugin locations and their
>> classes?
>>> Who is going to vet the plugins?
>>> However it might be possible to improve the error messages that are
>>> produced when test classes cannot be found.
>>>> Vladimir

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