Why is my Confluence instance spammed by 5 HipChat plugins?

I am wondering why do we need 5 (five!) plugins in order to enable a single functionality in Confluence?

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Feb 11, 2015

It's just the way that the dependencies work on each add-on. They have been developed as modules so that code does not need to be re-developed for each Atlassian product.

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Hey Sorin, there are some historical and technical reasons for why that particular list of plugins are present to provide interoperability with HipChat.

As a bit of a break down for background, the plugins are broken down as follows:

  • Atlassian HipChat Integration Plugin Core - provides functionality that other confluence plugins will be able to use in future to interact with HipChat. This is a cross product plugin.
  • Atlassian HipChat Integration Plugin - provides all the functionality for managing links with HipChat. Also cross product.
  • Confluence HipChat Integration Plugin - provides confluence specific functionality including space to room notifications and configuration.
  • Confluence HipChat Plugin - is a legacy plugin from a previous implementation. But is still required, as we use it to package up the other plugins.
  • HipChat Core Plugin - Contains some legacy functionality for interacting with HipChat. This may be fazed out eventually, but for now its best to leave it running.

Hope that information is of use smile

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