Re: Rise of the Plugins

On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 19:33 +0200, Lluis Sanchez wrote:
> but still, there is a lot of plug-in infrastructure you can generalize
> and reuse:
>       * Plug-in manifests (what's the plug-in for? which dependencies
>         does it have?). That's information needed when a user wants to
>         install/use a plug-in. It can be standardized.
>       * Management of plug-ins at run time: discovering, lazy loading,
>         unloading, etc.
>       * A GUI for downloading, installing, enabling or disabling
>         plug-ins. A standard for creating on-line plug-in
> repositories.

Exactly.  It's a logical extension of gmodule.  And good point about
dependencies.  I've missed modules depending on and autoloading each
other in Pango...

> Regards,
> Lluis. 

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 Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
        -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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