30. December 2009 07:51
I am using the System.AddIn namespace in a very large project for a customer. The project consists of a host and the actual functionality is implemented in the add-ins.
Writing the pipeline can be a very slow and painful process, since you will have to write the contracts, and then the adapters yourself. Fortunately, the CLR team for the System.AddIn namespace created a Pipeline Builder project on CodePlex. The idea is very good, but unfortunately there are 2 flaws in it:
- It contains some bugs and is not completely finished yet
- It is not supported any longer (last update on July 3rd, 2008)
Since we use subversion, and the original pipeline builder project kept deleting the subversion files, I customized some code to support subversion, but the pipeline builder was still far from perfect.
Recently, I discovered that more people were “suffering” from the lack of support on the pipeline builder and decided to start their own version with all the bug fixes posted so far.
You can find the new Pipeline Builder project here at CodePlex.