Support for Plugins Admin & NppPluginList - Round 2



  • Hi.

    Sigh, I’ve just updated to 7.6.1, 32bit version, no luck, Plugin Admin is still missing.
    The old plugin manager “just worked”, but this one :(

    Upgraded from 7.5.9 to 7.6.0, then to 7.6.1, moved the plugins as suggested (one directory = one plugin with the name of the main dll).

    Still:

    1. while installing, I cannot flag “autoupdate” (but the exec is there, GUP.EXE)…
    2. After installation, there is no “plugin admin” anywhere. :(

    BTW: apart from this annoying thing, Notepad++ is good as always.



  • @squeeze69

    usually this should solve this problem:

    make a backup of your plugins folder(s) if you need them

    uninstall notepad++ completely
    delete all Notepad++ folders you can find in:
    %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%,
    %LOCALAPPDATA%,
    %APPDATA% and
    %PROGRAMDATA%

    reinstall with this 7.6.1 (x86) installer and make sure “Auto-Updater” and “Plugins Admin” are selected
    (note: auto updater will be selected but greyed out as soon as plugins admin is checked because auto updater is mandatory for plugins admin)



  • @dinkumoil said:

    There is a known bug in the unzipping code for plugin ZIP packages. If a plugin comes with companion files, plugin installer GUP.exe may produce 0-byte files when unzipping them. Affected plugins may fail to work.

    This issue is fixed and merged into master of wingup for Notepad++:
    https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/wingup/commit/a4f12fd8cd0ca6eb6e44594b08ef6c9e2665a72e
    The bug will be fixed in the next release.



  • @donho said:

    The bug will be fixed in the next release.

    Thank you again!



  • Feature request: column sorting within Plugins Admin. Since there’s no logical default sort order and the search is limited, sorting will help us find our favorite plugins.



  • @donho Thank you for all your work on NPP. I like the new PlugIn Admin and if you can somehow include that in the portable version so that it’s available in a future release, that would be very helpful. Thank you again and happy holidays!



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  • Question: Is it possible to make the new Plugins Admin work also on Windows XP or would this be too much work?
    I tried Notepad++ to 7.6.1 with the Plugins Admin. The lists of plugins read fine, however, the update process didn’t work due to a missing function. I can provide a screenshot if needed.
    Plugin Manager worked fine also with Windows XP.



  • @DataCrypt said:

    Thank you for all your work on NPP. I like the new PlugIn Admin and if you can somehow include that in the portable version so that it’s available in a future release, that would be very helpful. Thank you again and happy holidays!

    It will be in the zipped package of next release (v7.6.2).



  • Plugin “XML Tools” shows an error about libxml and/or libxslt not being found. I copied both dlls in the new plugin subfolder C:\ProgramData\Notepad++\plugins\XMLTools but that didn’t fix the issue. Any clue where plugins should have their external dlls ?
    Link to the screenshot



  • Admin Plugins does not work because I have to use the company proxy. I have no error message, but no new plugin installation or update are working correctly.



  • Is there a log or something to do to help to find a solution?



  • Hi there,

    maybe I just didn’t find the answer to my question, but shouldn’t it be possible to install plugins without admin privileges?

    I did uninstall 6.9 with the silent switch and installed the 32 Bit 7.6.2 version with the silent switch aswell.

    Now all Plugins are listed in the Programdata folder, where usually every user can create or delete folders - but still if I want to install one plugin with the plugin admin menu, notepad++ is closing and asks for administrator credentials.

    Is this still the intended behavior?!

    regards



  • Hi @donho ,
    Plugin_Central is quite outdated,
    but still referenced in
    official plugin-howto -> Plugin_Development

    Also the specifications for certain content on docs.notepad-plus-plus.org seems to be quite old.
    Could you please check how contributors can do some updates for your wiki?

    Best regards, Mattes



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  • @ivanbuto said:

    Question: Is it possible to make the new Plugins Admin work also on Windows XP or would this be too much work?
    I tried Notepad++ to 7.6.1 with the Plugins Admin. The lists of plugins read fine, however, the update process didn’t work due to a missing function. I can provide a screenshot if needed.
    Plugin Manager worked fine also with Windows XP.

    Here is a screenshot of the error generated when Notepad++ restarted itself after trying to update a plugin via Plugins Admin in 7.6.1 on Windows XP.

    With versions 7.6.2 and higher, the Plugins Admin does not even appear under the Plugins menu.

    So should I just expect that it won’t be made to work under Windows XP at all? I do have the appropriate TLS update installed (KB4019276), so the system can use TLS 1.2.



  • @jackpoz In order for the XMLTools plugin to work, those external DLLs (i.e., libcurl.dll, libiconv-2.dll, libwinpthread-1.dll, libxml2-2.dll, libxslt-1.dll) must be copied into the Notepad++ executable directory (i.e., where the Notepad++.exe file resides, or, “C:\Program Files\Notepad++”).



  • **Problem Installing Style.xml for Plugin External Lexers **

    I’m using the recommended procedure for testing my plugin: Npp 7.6.1, gup debug. After modifying nppPluginList.json, my distribution zip is found and the files are extracted and installed. My lexer plugin depends on an xml file for syntax styling that should be in the user directory under %APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\config but it is not getting copied there. With the old plugin manager, some rules were supplied for where things were to be copied on installation. How should that kind of thing be handled now with the new Plugin Admin?


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