From: Richard Laager <rlaager@us...> - 2005-07-03 05:29:05
Update of /cvsroot/gaim/gaim
In directory sc8-pr-cvs1.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv1850
Patch #1227165 from sadrul
This patch probes plugins when the plugin page is loaded in preferences. This allows users to activate newly installed plugins without restarting Gaim.
The only way I can see this being a problem is if you installed a plugin which was version-compatible but binary incompatible. (For example, you're working on Gaim HEAD and change a public struct in a way that's binary backwards incompatible, build a plugin against it, install the plugin, and open the preferences page of a running copy of Gaim from before the change.) Even then, depending on the particular plugin and binary incompatibility, you might have to activate the plugin before Gaim would crash.
So, unless I'm missing something, this should be safe. Let's see how it goes.
RCS file: /cvsroot/gaim/gaim/ChangeLog,v
retrieving revision 1.1212
retrieving revision 1.1213
diff -u -d -p -r1.1212 -r1.1213
--- ChangeLog 30 Jun 2005 04:55:19 -0000 1.1212
+++ ChangeLog 3 Jul 2005 05:28:57 -0000 1.1213
@@ -39,6 +39,8 @@ version 2.0.0:
better at lower resolutions (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
* GNOME users can open received files by clicking on "Open" in the file
+ * Newly installed plugins can now be activated without restarting Gaim
+ (Sadrul Habib Chowdhury)
* People using input methods can now use Enter again.