[Geany-devel] [RFC] Plugin Template

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Tue May 10 09:29:43 UTC 2011

Am 03.05.2011 03:54, schrieb Matthew Brush:
> Hi,
> I was thinking it would be useful to have a template directory with all
> the "boiler-plate" for a Geany plugin under version control to get
> people started quicker writing a new plugin that could become part of
> the Geany Plugins project easier.  I saw something similar[1] in the
> GStreamer project.
> My ideas was to put in the directory the files required for the build
> system(s), a generic README template, a GPL2 COPYING, etc, and a src/
> dir with a basic demo plugin (maybe from the Geany plugins/ dir?).
> What other common files besides these should be in there?
>   ChangeLog
>   Makefile.am
>   NEWS
>   TODO
>   wscript_build
>   wscript_configure (are both these Waf files needed?)
>   ../build/foo.m4 (how to include if it's in .. ?)
>   src/foo.c
>   src/Makefile.am
>   configure.ac? (for building before it's in Geany Plugins proper)
> What do you guys think?
> Is it worthwhile?
> Have I missed any important files?
> I was going to follow this up with a tutorial on the Wiki explaining how
> to check-out the template, describe which files needed to be modified
> and how to do so, etc.  Also it would have some more general notes from
> HACKING, getting commit access, the cppcheck stuff and so on.  This
> would be a good companion to the plugin howto I think.
> I was also thinking about doing a similar template/tutorial for a Vala
> plugin.
> Feedback would be appreciated.

I like this idea, but really think it would fit better inside upcoming


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