Plugin Context Inconsistency

"About Contest" page says:
- Plugins should be compliant with the IntelliJ IDEA Open API versions 5.x or/and 6.0.
- Winners will be announced on December 11, 2006.

"Terms and Conditions" page says:
- A Plugin submitted for judging ... compatible with versions 5.x and 6.0 of the API
- Prize winners will be notified on or before October 31, 2006 via e-mail or post. A winners list will also be posted ...

I hope the About page is right:
It may be very hard to write a plugin that works on both Idea versions, and may in fact require to completely separate plugins.
Also if end of october is the submission deadline, you should give the plugin some time to prove its usefulness.

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Hello Stephen,

SF> "About Contest" page says:
SF> - Plugins should be compliant with the IntelliJ IDEA Open API
SF> versions 5.x or/and 6.0.
SF> - Winners will be announced on December 11, 2006.
SF> "Terms and Conditions" page says:
SF>
SF> - A Plugin submitted for judging ... compatible with versions 5.x
SF> and 6.0 of the API
SF>
SF> - Prize winners will be notified on or before October 31, 2006 via
SF> e-mail or post. A winners list will also be posted ...
SF>
SF> I hope the About page is right:
SF>
SF> It may be very hard to write a plugin that works on both Idea
SF> versions, and may in fact require to completely separate plugins.
SF>
SF> Also if end of october is the submission deadline, you should give
SF> the plugin some time to prove its usefulness.

Indeed, in both cases the About page is right. It's sufficient to create
a plugin that works either under 5.1 or 6.0, and the winners will be notified
on or before December 11. We'll correct the Web site.

Thanks for the heads up!

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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- Plugins should be compliant with the IntelliJ IDEA Open API versions 5.x or/and 6.0.


How strictly interpreted is the term "Open API"? You know, not even the
JavaScript plugin can live off the pure Open API...

Sascha

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+Plugin projects should be properly laid-out and well documented, and should include build scripts, IDEA project files, +

Apparently this does not apply to OpenAPI itself]]>

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Hello Sascha,

>> - Plugins should be compliant with the IntelliJ IDEA Open API
>> versions 5.x or/and 6.0.
>>
SW> How strictly interpreted is the term "Open API"? You know, not even
SW> the JavaScript plugin can live off the pure Open API...

I dont't see any mention of "OpenAPI purity" in http://plugins.intellij.net/contest/criteria/
:)

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Hello Dmitry,


I dont't see any mention of "OpenAPI purity" in
http://plugins.intellij.net/contest/criteria/ :)


I don't either, but the "Terms and Conditions" page says "written using the
IntelliJ IDEA Open API" which could, depending on how it's interpreted, have
some serious implications.

So, for the record, these terms do not, in any way, exclude or penalize the
usage of Semi-OpenAPI/extended IDEA-APIs. Is this correct?

Sascha

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Hello Sascha,

>> I dont't see any mention of "OpenAPI purity" in
>> http://plugins.intellij.net/contest/criteria/ :)
SW> I don't either, but the "Terms and Conditions" page says "written
SW> using the IntelliJ IDEA Open API" which could, depending on how it's
SW> interpreted, have some serious implications.
SW>
SW> So, for the record, these terms do not, in any way, exclude or
SW> penalize the usage of Semi-OpenAPI/extended IDEA-APIs. Is this
SW> correct?

For the record: yes, this is correct.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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