I have written a component and it installs fine except that the plugins are all installing as enabled.

What I want to do is enable some and disable others. Here is what I have tried:

<plugins folder="plugins">
    <plugin name="com_softmedia" group="xmap" enable="true" />
    <plugin name="softmedia" group="search" enable="true" />
    <plugin name="softmedia" group="finder" enable="true" />
    <plugin name="paypal" group="softmedia" enable="false" />
    <plugin name="skrill" group="softmedia" enable="false" />
    <plugin name="2checkout" group="softmedia" enable="false" />
    <plugin name="stripe" group="softmedia" enable="false" />
    <plugin name="quickpay" group="softmedia" enable="false" />
    <plugin name="addthis" group="softmedia" enable="false" />
    <plugin name="joomla" group="softmedia" enable="true" />
    <plugin name="liketodownload" group="softmedia" enable="false" />
    <plugin name="euvat" group="softmedia" enable="false" />
    <plugin name="dlejproducts_update_helper" group="system" enable="true" />

I have seen this done as "enable and activate", but neither of these will work for me.

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In order for this to work properly you would use enable="true" to enable the plugin and disable="true" to disable the plugin.

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