Your plugin development environment may need to be setup slightly differently compared to when working on a standalone application.
If the plugin can function and be fully tested standalone, then no special consideration is required and it can be developed like a regular application. However in some cases you may need a receiving application to import the plugin to allow its functionality to be fully evaluated and tested.
In that case setup up two workspaces: one for the plugin and another to be the receiving application.
Within the receiving application’s
Gemfile, add a path reference to the plugin
workspace like this:
# Gemfile gem "atd_test", path: "/proj/origen_dev/thao/blocks/atd_test"
The receiving application will now be using the plugin from the workspace in exactly the same way as it would if it was imported through the Ruby gems system.
Origen will not allow the receiving application to be tagged when a path reference is active, so you don’t need to worry too much about forgetting to remove it!