The <a href="/rails/Plugin">Plugin</a> class should be an object which provides the following methods:
- name - used during initialisation to order the plugin (based on
the contents of <tt>config.plugins</tt>)
- valid? - returns true if this plugin can be loaded
- load_paths - each path within the returned array will be added to the $LOAD_PATH
- load - finally ‘load’ the plugin.
These methods are expected by the Rails::Plugin::Locator and Rails::Plugin::Loader classes. The default implementation returns the lib directory as its </tt>load_paths</tt>, and evaluates init.rb when load is called.
railties/lib/rails/plugin.rb railties/lib/rails/plugin/loader.rb railties/lib/rails/plugin/locator.rb