Re: libgnomeoffice* plugin management

On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 12:25 +0100, Sven Herzberg wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 13.01.2005, 11:32 +0100 schrieb Jean Bréfort:
> > You should also have a look at libgoffice. It is still not independant
> > from gnumeric but it will happen hopefully soon. Jody might tell you
> > more about the delay.
> > libgoffice has plugin support and also a charting engine that might be
> > used in criawips/
> It hasn't you can try to find it at [1] but you will fail. You will find
> it in Gnumeric's tree [2].
> [1]
> [2] (see plugin*.[ch])
> I don't think that just copying and pasting will be enough, as different
> developers expect different features; e.g. I'd like to see things like a
> FileFormatService that specifies mime types that it can read; other
> people might want to have specified whether plugins can be loaded at
> runtime or whether they need to be loaded at startup. The plugin system
> of Gnumeric is e.g. not based on interfaces and so I'd like to design a
> new/modified plugin system.
> To make it usable for most of us, we need to discuss what we need and
> what we don't need, so there won't be neccessary major changes within
> the near future (as requirements may change I don't talk about 2 or 3
> year scopes).
IMO, the basic things we need are: a plugin loader, a plugin class and
generic interfaces for "services". I think what there is in
libgnomeoffice is a good base for that.
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>

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