Additional to many under to hood improvements i have implemented the WebUI to manage the package updates.
After rethinking the plugin functionality i realized that the current implementation does not reflect my requirements. It should be possible to upload plugins via WebUI (which are added to a local APT archive then) and the WebUI should also display plugins that are in the OMV package web archive. So i refactored the WebUI and backend to meet these requirements. It is only possible to install OMV plugins via WebUI (no other *.deb packages), so the packages must meet a naming convention, otherwise the backend denies uploading and installation.
Source: openmediavault-transmissionbt Section: net Priority: optional Maintainer: Volker Theile <email@example.com> Build-Depends: debhelper (>> 7) Standards-Version: 3.6.10 Homepage: http://www.openmediavault.org Package: openmediavault-transmissionbt Architecture: all Depends: openmediavault, transmission-daemon (>= 1.77) Description: OpenMediaVault TransmissionBT (BitTorrent) plugin Transmission is a simple BitTorrent client that features a very simple and intuitive interface.
I do not plan to implement a special plugin package management that does not need network access to get these additional packages (which means the additional packages are included in one big file).
Today i finished the implementation of the plugin administration WebUI. Now it is possible to install and delete OpenMediaVault plugins via WebUI. The plugins itself a generic Debian packages. This makes it easy to handle package dependencies and the whole install/remove process.
The (really important) ‘About’ page has been already design 🙂