It’s been a quiet week in the Backstage world with only 23 pull requests merged instead of the usual 70 to 100 📉 . Of course, that doesn’t mean that nothing good was happening…
The core team are gearing up for some important changes to the way frontend plugins are integrated into Backstage. While far from finalized, these changes could unlock a number of powerful features such as:
- Plugins which provide sub-components which can be displayed in other parts of the page.
- An API for deciding when and where plugins show up in Backstage.
- Lazy loading of plugins.
- Increased stability and backwards compatibility between Backstage core and plugin versions.
The first discussions kicked off back in July in #1536
. There is a lot of work to do but it’s great to see this take shape.