You can extend your Domino server many ways today – new processes, DLL’s, agents, servlets, etc. But what about writing an Eclipse plug-in? The first things that come to mind is writing new AdminP requests in Java/Eclipse would be really neat. I can imagine a simple Eclipse extension point to extend AdminP and viola – you just install the plugin and you get a new AdminP handler.
You could go on to have all kinds of extension points via Eclipse – new HTTP server extensions, your own process or protocol handler, a new thread to work on queues – the ideas are limitless. The struggle is, I am not sure there is a lot of demand for this sort of thing.
I also don’t how companies are out there writing things for the Domino server in this manner and I don’t know how many of you are Java/Eclipse programmers. People probably just write agents to do most of these kinds of things but it would be interested to hear feedback about this concept. Lastly, I have not talked to anyone on the Domino server team so I am not sure if this has already been asked for or is in the roadmap so I would like to hear you comments in this space. Thanks.
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