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I'm doing a blatant ripoff of other people's code, and tossing in a GuidPlugin that generates Globally/Universally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs/UUIDs). It uses the Perl/CPAN Data::UUID module (http://search.cpan.org/dist/Data-UUID/UUID.pm) to do all the real work, and I just re-worked MS work to make the plugin. This is my first shot at a TWiki plugin (and contribution), so be gentle

-- BruceDillahunty - 25 Feb 2004

Hi Bruce, thanks for contributing this Plugin. I moved it from the Codev web to the Plugins web, renamed it from GUIDPlugIn to GuidPlugin (more Wiki like), and did some reformatting of the Plugin page (you can take back for the next release). Remember that normal WikiWord links do not work once the Plugin is installed on a system, so use InterwikiPlugin links to point to the Codev, Main and Plugins webs at TWiki.org.

Also, you could package the files into a zip file as documented in TWikiPlugins. And possibly rename the module from TWiki::Plugins::GUIDPlugin to TWiki::Plugins::GuidPlugin.

-- PeterThoeny - 25 Feb 2004

Bruce, FYI and reference, the ActionTrackerPlugin generates unique IDs as well. See lib/TWiki/Plugins/ActionTrackerPlugin/Action.pm function _getNewUid. If anyone wants to tackle the job of converting it to use Data:UUID (thereby reinforcing UUID as a TWiki standard) they are welcome to do so.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 25 Feb 2004

Thanks Peter, for the cleanup... sorry I got it in the wrong web... just wasn't paying attention. I've made it a zip file and uploaded it... not sure if you can remove the old, non-zip files, but I'm not seeing how right now... of course I'm asleep too smile

-- BruceDillahunty - 25 Feb 2004

.zip checked into CVSplugins:GuidPlugin

-- WillNorris - 24 Nov 2004

I found that this module did not work at all on my install (pre-built VM, Dakar release), and there were some places where the documentation was incorrect. I've updated the code and documentation, but am unclear on how to submit: PluginsInSubversion indicates we can just upload but implies that's for new plugins only; our company uses something other than Subversion so I don't want to install it if they're going to fight with each other; guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.

-- NeilRichardson - 12 Feb 2007

Thanks for the offer to participate! Please see ReadmeFirst and PluginsInSubversion.

-- PeterThoeny - 13 Feb 2007

Please remove file GuidPluginV1_001.zip, it has been superceeded by GuidPluginV1_001b.zip due to minor documentation changes. My thanks (and apologies for not catching it before upload.)

-- NeilRichardson - 13 Feb 2007

Neil, I added you to the TWikiCommunityGroup so that you can rename/move/delete content. Please review the notes on that topic and use this responsibly.

Please overwrite GuidPlugin.zip, TWiki's version control takes care of revisioning the releases. Do not add the version number to the package name.

Thanks again for helping out.

-- PeterThoeny - 13 Feb 2007

Done and done; thanks for your help!

-- NeilRichardson - 13 Feb 2007

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