Plugin Load order

Added by Thomas L 2 months ago

I'm maintaining a redmine environment where the order that the plugins are loaded has become important.

After some digging around I found documented in config.application.rb that you can set the plugin load order through a config.plugins variable (https://github.com/redmine/redmine/blob/b50973196517d5887b938ff9152fb6647a7cc197/config/application.rb#L29)

However as of the 4.1-stable branch (revision 20720) this does not seem to do anything anymore. After further digging I found an old forum post that makes it sound like it suddenly dissapeared 5+ years ago? (https://www.redmine.org/boards/2/topics/27473) which feels very odd to me since it seems like a very important feature with the open plugin ecosystem redmine has.

Is this type of feature something that will come back eventually? A workaround I have used for now is to rename the plugin folders however this is a pain since that requires you to also change the registration symbol of the plugin as well as any setting accessors so its not ideal.