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Github user mmiklavc commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/metron/pull/530
  
    Hey @ottobackwards.  I see no benefit to getting this committed prior to or 
separate from shoring up the docs.  I'm going to work on something to get the 
ball rolling as I work through some use case testing on this, and I'm working 
on it now. I feel pretty strongly about making sure the documentation is clear 
for this PR. We need to be careful about making this accessible to people 
considering the breadth of architectural change this makes for our classloading 
and deployment model.


> Create a plugin system for Metron based on 'NAR'
> ------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: METRON-777
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/METRON-777
>             Project: Metron
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Otto Fowler
>            Assignee: Otto Fowler
>
> The success of the Metron project will be greatly dependent on community 
> participation, and with that the ability to adapt and extend Metron without 
> having to maintain a fork of the project.
> As organizations and individuals look to extend the Metron system with custom 
> parsers, enrichments, and stellar functions that may be proprietary in 
> nature, the ability to develop and deploy these extensions outside the Metron 
> code base is critically important.
> To that end, and after community discussion and proposal we create or 
> formalize the 'plugin' development story in Metron.  
> The proposal is to adapt the Apache Nifi NAR system for use in Metron.  This 
> will provide the system with:
> * archetype(s) for developer projects and independent development
> * defined packaging and metadata for 'plugin' products
> * loading and instantiation with classloader isolation capabilities
> * removing the necessity for shading plugin jars
> These capabilities will also enable other features, such as plugin lifecycle, 
> plugin configuration+redeployment, and other things.
> The plugin archetypes and their installation will be a followon



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