Writing the plugin for MMOUI Minion is no problem, I already whipped up a rudimentary version.
What we need is a possibility from lotrointerface.com
to query the info of the plugins.
Each plugin runs with 1 or more *.plugin files describing the plugins properties. Depending on how strict LotRO handles these files, one could add a property poiting to an URL of lotrointerface.com where the plugin is located. We could use this to load data and/or update the plugin with the minion.
Each plugin on lotrointerface.com HAS to have an additional file called lotrointerface.xml
in which the current version and name of the plugin is stored. In addition, there would be again the URL to point to the place where the minion could update the plugin from lotrointerface.com
It's not like making the minion understand LotRO is difficult.. It's making lotrointerface.com telling me what I want to know :-) But I'm sure they're already creating an API for us