Re: [gnome-db] Plugins pkg-config files
- From: "Gustavo R. Montesino" <grmontesino gmail com>
- To: "Yaakov (Cygwin Ports)" <yselkowitz users sourceforge net>
- Cc: gnome-db-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gnome-db] Plugins pkg-config files
- Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 08:52:41 -0300
Em Sáb, 2007-03-24 às 21:48 -0500, Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) escreveu:
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> Gustavo R. Montesino wrote:
> > Just wondering... Are the plugin .pc files added in 2.99.6 really
> > useful? AFAICT it doesn't make sense to link something against a libgda
> > plugin.
> The reasoning for this, as stated in the bug requesting this feature,
> is to be able to detect that a specific plugin is actually available.
> This is the technique used by cairo, for example.
>  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=353404
I've looked the bug report, and it doesn't make much sense to me...
Shouldn't a well designed libgda application be database-agnostic?
Besides, at least on the distribution point of view, it doesn't make
much sense to assert that a plugin is available on compiling time, as it
doesn't say anything about the environment the user will have when
running the application.
Gustavo R. Montesino
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