Definition of a Recommended Extension

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2022/02/09 14:21

A Recommended Extension is an Extension that has the following characteristics:

  • Not a core Extension (i.e. not bundled by default in the base XWiki Distribution) - All core extensions are recommended by default
  • The Extension is meant for users or admins (but not for developers)
  • We don't recommend extensions that are installed as dependencies of other recommended extensions, unless there are end-user use cases for using them directly.
  • Actively supported by one or several known persons
    • Questions on the list are answered
    • Releases are done regularly and at least 1 release exists
    • Bugs get fixed regularly
    • The extension has to continue to satisfy the following criteria to keep being recommended
      • There have been no bug issue updated within the past rolling 365 days. JQL = project = “xxx” AND updated >= -365d and type = Bug
      • Or there have been bug issue updated within the past rolling 365 days BUT there have also been issue fixed during those past 365 days. JQL = project = "xxx" AND updated >= -365d and resolution = Fixed. Note: that we consider here that even if the closed issues are not bug ones, it’s enough to justify that there’s been activity to the extension.
  • Works at least with the latest stable XWiki versions and with the LTS version (when possible. Sometimes an extension will require some new API only available in the stable version)
  • Presents a polished aspect and is easy to use
  • Mostly follows the best practices. Important aspects that must be followed:

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