[Geany-devel] Third party plugin publish and third party library bundle problem

Hong Xu dev at xxxxx
Mon Jul 16 15:13:55 UTC 2012

On 2012/7/15 15:49, Frank Lanitz wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Jul 2012 13:39:56 +0800
> Hong Xu <dev at hong.me> wrote:
>> Whatever the answer is, can I put my plugin in
>> <https://github.com/geany/geany-plugins> ? This repository seems
>> better maintained than mine.
> I didn't have a look onto you code by now but in general you can add
> you plugin also to geany-plugins project. I'd prefer you to having you
> own fork of plugins and sending pull request against
> geany/geany-plguins/master
>> The second problem is that, how should I bundle a third party C
>> library with my plugin?
> I think Matthew answered here very well. It really depends on how common
> this library is or if you are patching it in some kind. Well... I don't
> like shipping to much libraries with one plugin as there is always an
> question of updates in terms of a security fault etc. Also this might
> could cause ending up in typical Windows scenario where you are
> might having GTK installed about 1000 times - each GTK serving its own
> application. So: if the library is typical packaged for target
> platforms or if its available via a common way (e.g. ppa on Ubuntu,
> some of the rpm-pages for SuSE or Fedora/RH/SL) and you don't have any
> patches inside I wouldn't deliver it with the plugin but depend on it.

Currently, the library is not commonly distributed under common 
distributions. The library URL is: 

There's a problem here: the library build system is based on CMake, 
while the geany-plugins project supports both autotools and waf. If I 
want to include the source in my code, I would probably have to 
reproduce the cmake build system using autotools. Do you have any 
suggestions handling a CMake third party library in geany-plugins? And 
do I also need to support BOTH the two build systems?


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