[Geany-devel] Moving MultiTerm plugin to Geany-Plugins

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Sun Dec 18 15:57:59 UTC 2011

Le 18/12/2011 16:52, Colomban Wendling a écrit :
> Le 18/12/2011 06:07, Matthew Brush a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> I just added the MultiTerm plugin to Geany-Plugins master branch. Please
>> let me know ASAP if it causes you any issues.
> It breaks the build from Git when the user ain't got valac.
> I committed a perfectable fix that simply checks whether AM_PROG_VALAC
> actually found a Vala compiler.  At least people with no valac can now
> build geany-plugins again.

...but it still breaks make dist that tries to distribute the compiled
.c, and that's probably way harder to "fix".  Or we accept that creating
a dist tarball now requires valac.

> Regards,
> Colomban
>> It still needs to be added to the Waf build system and there's lots of
>> work to do on everything else.
>> Note: there's some build warnings even without make check that are
>> caused by the C code that is generated by valac.  There's not much I can
>> do about it, the fixes will come with newer valac versions, I'm sure.
>> Cheers,
>> Matthew Brush
>> On 12/15/2011 08:35 PM, Matthew Brush wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I wanted to move my geany-multiterm[1] plugin into the Geany-Plugins
>>> repository and continue development there, but I need help with some
>>> things. It's written in Vala[2] using the Geany binding[3] Colomban
>>> wrote.
>>> My questions are:
>>> Is there a maintainer mode or something that can be use to only activate
>>> Vala support in Autotools if this plugin is selected to build? Should
>>> this go into `build/multiterm.m4`?
>>> Should the .c/.h files that valac compiles be checked into the VCS so
>>> that people without valac compiler can still compile the plugin?
>>> How to make it work with Waf?
>>> (Mostly for Colomban) How should the geany.vapi/.deps be distributed? If
>>> I make it install into the normal location I guess it will conflict with
>>> the "official" binding, but then again AFAIK the "official" one isn't
>>> really distributed, it just lives in a Gitorious repo[3], so I can't
>>> really depend on it (or can I?). Could we move the "official" Vala
>>> binding to Geany-Plugins project as well so that it is released with GP
>>> and other plugins can depend on it being there?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Matthew Brush
>>> [1] https://github.com/codebrainz/geany-multiterm
>>> [2] https://live.gnome.org/Vala
>>> [3] http://gitorious.org/geany-vala-binding

More information about the Devel mailing list