Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187551
Add SafePeer and RSS Feed plugins to azureus
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:32 EDT
Description of problem:
Pluging support is disabled in azureus. Plugins are what make azureus so
popular. Eclipse has solved this problem by having user plugins. Perhaps
azureus could provide a similar solution.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
There is already a newer version of Azureus out: 188.8.131.52.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Pluging support is disabled in azureus. Plugins are what make azureus so
> popular. Eclipse has solved this problem by having user plugins. Perhaps
> azureus could provide a similar solution.
The current update/plugin implementation in the upstream Azureus has security
For instance, the implementation of shared plugins is dangerous for multi-user
systems. Azureus' current implementation has it so I can install a plugin and
every other user on the system will end up running it. No special permissions
are needed to install plugins. This is a real security problem.
Also, AFAIK, updates and plugin jars aren't signed, so there's no telling what
exactly you'll end up running.
After some discussion with others, I decided to disable Azureus' updating
mechanism, and to prevent casual users from installing their own plugins. I've
also bundled a couple of popular plugins with Azureus. I can add more if
people ask for specific plugins.
Well it would be nice if SafePeer and RSS Feed were included.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Well it would be nice if SafePeer and RSS Feed were included.
Ok, I'll do that. Thanks!
What's the status of adding SafePeer and RSS Feed to Azureus in extras? These
are the two very useful plugins.
But you can install plugins by putting the jar's etc in .azureus/plugins/
I'm having trouble finding source code for an RSS feed plugin that doesn't
require jdk 1.5 to build. Any pointers?