[Geany-devel] geany-plugins depends on GIO

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Wed Nov 17 08:22:08 UTC 2010

Am 16.11.2010 23:32, schrieb Lex Trotman:
> On 17 November 2010 03:11, Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de> wrote:
>> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:13:03 +0100
>> Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
>>> Le 16/11/2010 09:23, Frank Lanitz a écrit :
>>>> Well, agreed. In most cases it should work fine with compiled in
>>>> version number as most cases the API/ABI is changing with some
>>>> major release. But of course this will go into trouble with minor
>>>> releases as we had them with 0.19.1 or if anybody is remembering
>>>> the 10.x ones :)
>>>> Well, however. I think a simple function which returns the version
>>>> string into plugin API would be enought or am I wrong? something
>>>> that is just doing a return GEANY_VERSION;
>>> I think it is better to return major, minor and micro version (or
>>> something that fits the versionning scheme) as plain integers.
>>> The advantage is that it becomes easy to use this version for any
>>> check, where a string is quite tedious to use.
>>>   geany_get_version(gint *major, gint *minor, gint *micro)
>>> for example, or 3 variables, not sure.
>> Well, even it looks a bit dirty in my eyes (maybe we can put this into a
>> struct) it would solve users from use the parsing over and over again
>> as I did inside updatechecker with
>> static void parse_version_string(const gchar *ver, gint *major, gint
>> *minor, gint *micro, gchar **extra)
>> So I'm pro ;)
> Just a question, shouldn't plugins be checking the ABI version was
> what they conpiled with not the Geany version?

Geany is checking whether a plugin is compiled with right ABI on loading


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