Bug 187551 - Add SafePeer and RSS Feed plugins to azureus
Add SafePeer and RSS Feed plugins to azureus
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: azureus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anthony Green
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-03-31 16:05 EST by Brian G. Anderson
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-01-28 13:49:41 EST
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Description Brian G. Anderson 2006-03-31 16:05:24 EST
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):
azureus-2.4.0.0-0.20060209cvs_1.fc5


How reproducible:
always


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There is already a newer version of Azureus out: 2.4.0.2.
Comment 1 Anthony Green 2006-04-01 23:10:49 EST
(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
problems.

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.
Comment 2 Brian G. Anderson 2006-04-02 01:19:40 EST
Well it would be nice if SafePeer and RSS Feed were included.
Comment 3 Anthony Green 2006-04-02 12:43:54 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> Well it would be nice if SafePeer and RSS Feed were included.

Ok, I'll do that.  Thanks!
Comment 4 Brian G. Anderson 2006-07-25 18:51:14 EDT
What's the status of adding SafePeer and RSS Feed to Azureus in extras?  These
are the two very useful plugins.
Comment 5 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2006-08-22 17:09:34 EDT
But you can install plugins by putting the jar's etc in .azureus/plugins/
Comment 6 Anthony Green 2006-09-03 10:04:58 EDT
I'm having trouble finding source code for an RSS feed plugin that doesn't
require jdk 1.5 to build.  Any pointers?

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