Sub-plugins (plugins that extend other plugins) architecture
[this is probably directed more at JJJ and Pete than anyone else]
With BuddyPress and now bbPress as plugin, does WordPress have an architectural direction for plugins that extend other plugins.
Or perhaps the right way to think about this is plugin dependencies. I see this discussion in WP trac where the consensus seems to be that plugin dependencies should be handled by sub-plugin developers with the neat approach Mark Jaquith suggests there.
This is beautiful in its simplicity, but a little unfriendly to the ordinary user installing a bbPress plugin without bbPress-as-plugin installed and activated.
Is Mark’s approach the plan for bbPress as plugin, or has the thinking evolved since this discussion 6 months ago?
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