Re: Plugin System

On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 00:53, Bob Smith wrote:
> > 
> > That's what we can share, since I can't find a reason for having the
> > embedded interpreter for, say, Mono, Perl, Python, etc re-implemented in
> > each app. Providing the basics of the scripting engine in a common place
> > gives scripting support to all apps.
> > 
> > >  Unless I can see good evidence that
> > > you can do most of the stuff you want from the accessibility api, this
> > > is not enough to make me believe that the plugin library should be
> > > oriented around a global plugin dir.
> > > 
> > why not have a common place for looking for plugins, but give users the
> > choice to disable looking in that dir?
> > 
> Yeah. We could have something like "/usr/lib/gnome-office/plugins/"
> where such plugins are stored. That would make sharing plugins easy.
yes, and apps can, via a set of API calls, add/remove directories to
look for plugins. That way, we could have a set of shared plugins, when
it makes sense, and then, each app can have its own plugins, specific
for it.


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