We want to generate the reference manual for the pipeline plugin to be put on the website (see
WEBSITE-129.) This requires an ability to automatically scan all the plugins for step implementations and generate them into some document format, such as asciidoc, HTML, etc.
IIUC, the current thinking is to extend backend-extension-indexer for this job, given that it's already used to scan all the plugins.
Another approach discussed in the past includes loading them in classpath and reusing existing reference generator from the pipeline plugin.