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Subject [jira] [Commented] (METRON-777) Create a plugin system for Metron based on 'NAR'
Date Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:24:01 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on METRON-777:

Github user ottobackwards commented on the issue:
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> Create a plugin system for Metron based on 'NAR'
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: METRON-777
>                 URL:
>             Project: Metron
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Otto Fowler
>            Assignee: Otto Fowler
> The success of the Metron project will be greatly dependent on community participation,
and with that the ability to adapt and extend Metron without having to maintain a fork of
the project.
> As organizations and individuals look to extend the Metron system with custom parsers,
enrichments, and stellar functions that may be proprietary in nature, the ability to develop
and deploy these extensions outside the Metron code base is critically important.
> To that end, and after community discussion and proposal we create or formalize the 'plugin'
development story in Metron.  
> The proposal is to adapt the Apache Nifi NAR system for use in Metron.  This will provide
the system with:
> * archetype(s) for developer projects and independent development
> * defined packaging and metadata for 'plugin' products
> * loading and instantiation with classloader isolation capabilities
> * removing the necessity for shading plugin jars
> These capabilities will also enable other features, such as plugin lifecycle, plugin
configuration+redeployment, and other things.
> The plugin archetypes and their installation will be a followon

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