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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-17134

plugin description source inconsistency

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Component/s: core
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      Description

      For uninstalled plugins, the Plugin Manager uses the content of the excerpt macro from a plugin's Wiki page as description string.
      For installed plugins, the description string is coming from the plugin's src/main/resources/index.jelly file.
      This inconsistency is confusing.
      Can this be resolved, so that there's a single point of truth?

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            m2spring Max Spring added a comment -

            This is in particular unfortunate, if you want to have a hyperlink in the description.

            The excerpt macro doesn't treat <a href>'s properly in Wiki, you have to use the '[...]' syntax.
            But this syntax doesn't work when the excerpt string is shown in the Plugin Manager.

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            m2spring Max Spring added a comment - This is in particular unfortunate, if you want to have a hyperlink in the description. The excerpt macro doesn't treat <a href>'s properly in Wiki, you have to use the ' [...] ' syntax. But this syntax doesn't work when the excerpt string is shown in the Plugin Manager.
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            m2spring Max Spring added a comment - - edited

            It appears that only simple '[Wiki Page]' links don't see to work.
            A full link '[text|http://...]' seems to get converted propery into the plugin description in the Plugin Manager.

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            m2spring Max Spring added a comment - - edited It appears that only simple '[Wiki Page]' links don't see to work. A full link '[text|http://...]' seems to get converted propery into the plugin description in the Plugin Manager.
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            jglick Jesse Glick added a comment -

            IMO the description should always be taken from index.jelly, never the wiki.

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            jglick Jesse Glick added a comment - IMO the description should always be taken from index.jelly , never the wiki.
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            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment -

            As the data source for un-installed plugins is the update center, this seems to be more of an INFRA issue.

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            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment - As the data source for un-installed plugins is the update center, this seems to be more of an INFRA issue.

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                m2spring Max Spring
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