Rails plugin (redmine)

i am adding functionality to the redmine’s repository feature. changing
some of the user interaction workflow.

I’ve modified some of the views and added some js and css.

What i would like to know, is if i can deploy this as a new
plugin/extension, instead of a patch.
I believe i would need to create a new plugin that inherits all the
Repository Controllers and Models, using my modified views. Also i think
the plugin would need to disable the current Repository feature,
enabling my own.

Am i right? How should i do this?

i’ve been lurking all day. and i’ve maybe found the solution for this.

so, i need a confirmation: this can be accomplished using Hooks?