[Geany-devel] Plugins build system
yurand2 at xxxxx
Fri Jun 6 13:26:21 UTC 2008
>> First it was easier than I expected but it's still not working as I'd
>> Basically it's enough to create a simple configure.in and list the
>> plugins' makefiles in it. autogen.sh does the rest by walking any
>> subdirectories and init them if there is a configure.in is found.
>> Then the configure script is created in the top level directory and it
>> works fine, make will then build each plugin below.
>> So far it's pretty cool.
One configure.in is not very good solution, IMHO.
While it is good that geany depend only on GTK+, such restriction not
good for plugins.
This single configure script will be VERY complex (probably hard to
maintain) because different plugins depend on different libraries:
lua, python, ruby, gnome, kde, oracle etc. It is expected that some
plugins will not compile on all platform, also it is expected that
some libraries can't be linked together with other.
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