[Geany-devel] geany-plugins release GTK version / build fixes / NEWS

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Mon Sep 7 21:48:34 UTC 2009

On Mon, 7 Sep 2009 21:04:06 +0200, Frank wrote:

>> >> I don't think the main Geany app should force plugin writers on
>> >> any GTK/GLib version.
>> >> It should be possible for the author/maintainer to use newer
>> >> versions if he thinks the new functions make it easier for him to
>> >> maintain it, or if they make the plugin better or something.
>> >>
>> >> But that all doesn't work since the plugins are combined to a
>> >> single package. They should built together, which basically
>> >> implies a minimum GTK/GLib version. I think it doesn't necessarily
>> >> have to be the minimum versions Geany uses.
>> >>      
>> >
>> > I'm afraid this might will cause some more confusion on user's side
>> > as he e.g. can compile Geany on its outdate Debian/Fedora/foo but
>> > cannot build the plugins.
>> You mean if he didn't realize that geany and geany-plugins are
>> separate software (suites)?
>Yes. From my thinking, the user is not seeing a big difference between
>this both.

IMHO, the user *should* not see a big difference in the dependencies of
both suites. At least not as long as we can easily prevent it.
I think for the combined plugins release, the most easy and intuitive
way for all people (users and developers) is to stick with Geany's
minimum requirements.


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