Forum: Rails Engines Naming + existing engines

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Rob M. (Guest)
on 2007-04-19 04:33
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Hey all, is there any list of Engine-based plugins out there already?
Any way to find new ones that might be useful?  (This would make a great
FAQ entry...)

Also, I'm currently finishing up my first Engine for public consumption
(a sIFR-based rich-font helper), is there a convention for naming
Engine-based plugins?  Right now I have my plugin named SifrHelper,
would SifrEngine be more clear/consistent?
James A. (Guest)
on 2007-04-19 12:49
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Personally, I'd prefer that people *didn't* use the SomethingEngine
name as it is too strongly associated with the negative views
surrounding "engines". See
for some of my thoughts behind this.

Regarding a list, I'm not sure what value it would provide, beyond
making it easier for nay-sayers to tell which plugins they ought to
declare as "being evil" :) Plugins can be useful whether or not they
take advantage of the engines plugin, and if they're sufficiently
useful then you'll hear about them through the grapevine anyway :)
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