Re: Trying to reach consensus for the proposed modules

On Sun, 2006-01-15 at 23:58 +0100, Chipzz wrote:
> > Gnome application is coming up with its own plug-in
> > framework-- thus needlessly duplicating work.
> That's another thing - but weither that is possible... ?
it is perfectly possible. There is a try in the gnome-office module in
CVS, which defines a simple plugin class with the common methods (load,
unload, get_list_of_interfaces), and then, that plugin implements a list
of interfaces (PluginInterface interface). There is a set of minimum
defined interfaces (document loader, with open() method, for instance),

Applications can then just define their own interfaces for specific
needs, but if all GNOME applications used a common plugin system, I'm
sure there would be enough common plugins to share between different,
unrelated applications.

If we could have something like this in a widely used library, like
GLib, it would help a lot.
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>

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