We looked at this at one point, and it wasn't feasible, but as we move
towards the core/ui split, it should be becoming increasingly doable.
its certainly a good idea.
On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 04:53:58PM +0200, H?vard Wigtil wrote:
> first of all I want to thank the developers for the work you are doing
> on Gaim. It's my favourite IM application, especially with the
> possibility for plug-ins.
> I'm currently doing a proof-of-concept Gaim plug-in for my M.Sc. thesis.
> In relation with this work I wondered if you have ever considered to
> install the headers that are needed for compiling plug-ins together with
> the rest of the application, so that one can compile and install a
> plug-in without having the source code of Gaim installed?
> In the case that you think that distributing the headers would be a good
> idea I'm willing to do the work to make this happen, as it would greatly
> benefit my thesis work.
> I've attached a patch as sketch on how this could be done:
> 1. List headers for plug-ins under pkginclude_HEADERS in
> src/Makefile.am. These will be installed in include/gaim. (I'm
> not sure if the list itself is accurate, I think I researched it
> under Gaim 0.61)
> 2. Include a pkgconfig file with location of headers, Gaim version
> and lib dir.
> 3. Make changes to spec file so that a separate plugin-devel
> package get built.
> So what do you think? Would it be sensible to implement something like
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