[Geany-devel] GObject, new plugin interface ....

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Thu Apr 28 07:32:32 UTC 2011

On 04/28/11 00:01, Frank Lanitz wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 12.03.2011 19:11, schrieb Frank Lanitz:
>> During the last weeks a huge number mails at this list was stating to
>> make usage of GObject on building up a new plugin interface. It has been
>> talked about libpeas and adding support for Vala, Python etc. Before we
>> do discuss any further I'd like to point to an email Enrico sent
>> earlier this year onto this list:
>> http://lists.uvena.de/geany-devel/2011-February/003905.html
>> Originally Geany wasn't designed/coded to work with GObject. Moving to
>> an plugin interface using this would most likely cause rewriting of a
>> lot of code. However, if really somebody of you like to go this
>> further I suggest to start a new branch where all changes can be
>> tracked in.
>> But before we can discuss about the positive/negativ points I just
>> want to ask who likes to take over this task as a kind of lead
>> engineer and project manager to be the lead here having in mind it will
>> most likely not a 5-minute-task?
> What's the outcome here? I saw a lot of technical discussion followed up
> by my original posting but nobody took over the rule to bring all the
> idea into synch. Not sure whether I might did miss something.

I had offered to work on this, but I wanted to make sure someone would 
be willing to review/commit all the changes, the responses were:

 From Lex:
"I currently have a looong commute where I can't actually code or
compile or test things (my tablet is just not suited), but I can
review and discuss things by the magic of wifi."

 From Colomban:
"However, even though I like the idea of creating this new plugin API
supporting other languages, I will not tell I'll help a lot because I'm
really not sure of the amount of time I could spend on it. However, I'd
be happy to help from time to time, when I can :)"

In another thread from you:
"And as I mentioned according to plugin interface discussion, I like to
have it this way for enabling GObject fun: I want to have someone with
experince managing this kind of stuff."

Nothing from Enrico, Nick or other core developers with commit access. 
So I pretty much decided I would be wasting my time on this if the code 
won't get committed and the core developers aren't even very much 
interested in this.

Matthew Brush

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