currently Pd-GUI tries to load all gui-plugins it can find in any of the search-paths.
this can be rather annoying as it allows neither to select which plugins should (not) be loaded nor in which order the plugins should be loaded (a problem if the two plugins modify the same property).
a single solution proposed on the pd-list , is to define a specially named plugin, that - if present - is the only plugin loaded (if the plugin is not there, the original behaviour of loading all plugins is kept)
this specially named plugin can then implement a "plugin manager", that allows to selectively load plugins (potentially in a defined order).
the attached patch does just this: it searches for a file named "autoloaded-plugin.tcl" in the gui-plugins search path and loads it if possible, instead of loading ALL plugins.