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Feedback on SignaturePlugin

-- ThomasWeigert

Thank you very much Thomas for sharing this Plugin with the TWikiCommunity!

How about measuring and documenting the PluginBenchmarks numbers?

I created the Dev and Appraisal topics, and tagged the Plugin topic so that people can find it more easily.

-- PeterThoeny - 03 Aug 2006

I just tried the plugin.

The basic function is very useful for PHB Sign-off (Pointy Haired Boss sign-off).

But I cannot make the SIGNATUREFORMAT work in the topic itself.

I tried both * Set SIGNATUREFORMAT = blabla and * Set SIGNATUREPLUGIN_SIGNATUREFORMAT = blabla and it is ignored. It works only when I set it in the plugin topic.

-- KennethLavrsen - 07 Aug 2006

Nice acronym, PHB sign-off big grin

-- PeterThoeny - 08 Aug 2006

Ken, personally I think there is a defect in the way preferences are handled, but I need to go back to Cairo to double check... Anyway, the way it works is this:

  • You must not have such setting in the plugin topic, as this always overrides the local topic. Seems completely wrong but that is the doco.

-- ThomasWeigert - 08 Aug 2006

On the format question above, in TWiki 4.1 the precedence of preferences will be fixed.

In the meantime, uploaded a version which allows signature specific formats, as well as limiting signatures to certain persons or groups, on a per signature basis.

-- ThomasWeigert - 23 Nov 2006

I am finding that when one clicks on the signature button, it erases all whatever TWikiForm was attached to the topic along with other metadata was stored at the end of the topic.

-- LynnwoodBrown - 13 Apr 2007

Note that in TWiki 4.1.2 this plugin is more or less obsolete because you can implement the same feature with CommentPlugin which was extended to have the remove option. You will have much more flexibility with this.

-- KennethLavrsen - 13 Apr 2007

Ah, of course! Wonderful. Always good to be able to drop a plugin. Thanks Kenneth!

-- LynnwoodBrown - 15 Apr 2007

Is this right? How can I restrict multiple %COMMENT% on a page, each to specific users?

-- DonWennick - 29 Dec 2007

It does not look like this plugin is working with 4.2, installer fails with Can't locate object method "findUser" via package "TWiki::Users" at SignaturePlugin_installer.pl line 559, line 1. And when untarring by hand the "sign" function throws and error: Can't locate object method "new" via package "TWiki::Attrs" at /usr/HTTPServer/htdocs/twiki/lib/TWiki/Plugins/SignaturePlugin/Signature.pm line 56 or Can't locate object method "login" via package "oschakenbos" (perhaps you forgot to load "oschakenbos"?) at /usr/HTTPServer/htdocs/twiki/lib/TWiki/Plugins/SignaturePlugin/Signature.pm line 101.

-- OttoSchakenbos - 03 Mar 2008

This plugin is not obsolete. It provides a simple way for a specified person to sign off, and prevents any other person from signing off. Very handy in workflow.

Appears to have been broken by the removal of TWiki::Users in 4.2. Hard to understand why such a basic API change occurred in a dot release.

-- IsaacRabinovitch - 27 Oct 2008

TWiki::User was never part of an official API. The one and only API exposed to the world (incl. extensions) is TWiki::Func. Any other part of TWiki may change at any time. With 4.2 SvenDowideit refurnished the whole user/authentication subsystem.

-- OliverKrueger - 27 Oct 2008

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