I added a new tag plugin-programming to this question of mine: How to add a file to download into Jenkins/Hudson plugin
I also created a short wiki entry for it (which needs review before being generally visible).
The problem I am trying to solve, which is very relevant for my use of SO, is separating the multitude of Jenkins/Hudson use questions from the fewer Jenkins/Hudson plugin programming questions, but I think same applies to any SW development related software, which allows custom plugins, and where both use and new development are on topic at SO.
What do you think, is this a good tag?
To clarify: this problem is specific to programming tool plugins:
- both tool use and plugin programming are on topic at SO
- by very nature of using vs. developing and number of tool users vs. number of plugin developers, use questions overwhelmingly outnumber programming questions
- the programming questions are often very specialized, specific to the tool framework
Edit after 1st answer:
Since this smells of a meta-tag, what would be the alternative approach? I'm not especially interested in large majority of the questions about Jenkins/Hudson, as they are usage questions. I also bet large majority of people interested in these usage issues are not interested in intricacies of Jenkins/Hudson plugin development.
So if this tag is too "meta", what would you suggest as solution to my problem?
Also, if this tag gets general approval, I'd like to clarify jenkins-plugins and hudson-plugins that they are specifically about using plugins in a Jenkins/Hudson CI system: finding plugins for some purpose, configuring plugins, solving problems with plugins not working right.
Update: well, tag was apparently removed by @Charles with extremely informative edit message "edited tags", which I take to mean, these plugin programming questions are a poor fit for SO QA format, which is unable to distinguish concepts of using programming tools and developing plugins for programming tools.
Change tags jenkins-plugins and hudson-plugins to be exclusively about plugin development. I guess this means editing the wiki entries, going through old questions to re-tag them, and then keeping an eye on new questions and re-tagging them as needed. I'm a volunteer obviously, if there is strong enough agreement that this is the right way.