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OpenVAS Change Request #3: Remove plugin factory from openvas-plugins

Status: Voted +5. Implemented with SVN 699. Released with openvas-plugins 1.0.1.


To reduce code base.

To not encourage to write C plugins.




It is desirable to not allow for writing any further test routines in C programming language as they need to be compiled anew for different platforms where the server is running. C modules can naturally not be distributed over a feed as the server system is unknown. NASL scripts do not reveal this problem.

As a side-effect the code base can be reduced which is good for a higher quality rating.

Another side effect is that less tools and directories are installed.


Design and Implementation