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Plugin should be able to write to Build.settings as well as Project.settings #378

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harrah opened this Issue Jan 5, 2013 · 1 comment

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harrah commented Jan 5, 2013

It's becoming very apparent to me that Plugins should be able to write certain configuration to a 'global sbt' location. This is configuration that is core to a given computer, not any particular project.

I'd like to propose changing the trait Plugin to look like the following:

trait Plugin {
  @deprecated
  def settings: Seq[Project.Setting[_]] = projectSettings
  /** Settings to be appended to all projects in a build. */
  def projectSettings: Seq[Project.Setting[_]] = Seq.empty
  /** Settings to be appended to the build (global build-settings) */
  def buildSettings: Seq[Project.Setting[_]] = Seq.empty
}

As well as loading the buildSettings of all plugins and appending them to a Build's settings value.

If I had this ability, a lot of my plugins could most likely be used with no configuration beyond inclusion.

@harrah
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harrah commented Jan 5, 2013

IMPORTANT This project has moved to https://github.com/sbt/sbt. This issue still exists to avoid dead links, but GitHub limitations prevent the original issue from being correctly preserved here. Please see sbt/sbt#378 for the full issue and to comment.

@harrah harrah closed this Jan 5, 2013
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