I am writing a plugin that we plan to use on some future websites we are
building. My question is more of a poll of everyone’s preferences on
the deployment of a plugin. I am at the point now where I have to
decide if this plugin should use a generator to copy all the necessary
files into the rails application (models, migrations, etc.) or if I
should keep all the plugin files contained in the plugin folder.
I am leaning towards the generator approach, like acts_as_authenticated,
but I can’t find any information as to what happens when I update the
plugin. If all the files have been copied over to the application what
is the best way to update those files? Do I use the generator to copy
the new files and overwrite the existing? For the models this seems
fine, but what about migrations? How would i know which migrations need
to be copied over and which don’t?
I have been having trouble finding a lot of information to this topic so
any help would be appreciated. Thanks.