From: Mike Nordell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Apr 21 2002 - 23:55:51 EDT
Martin Sevior wrote:
> Please folks, anyone with a clue (especially windows developers) look at
> Jeremey's build logs and find out how to fix the plugins.
It seems that the plugins are accessing data that is not defined. F.ex.
GR_Graphics::s_iScreenResolution that is defined in AW "core".
I can only think of three possible solutions:
1) compile/link-in some private parts of AbiWord into that plugin (such as
the graphics class) to get the definition of the referenced symbols. This
would create different instances and possibly definitions of the same
2) Create virtual accessor functions for those symbols.
3) Export them from the .exe (simply not an option IMO).
For a QnD fix it could probably be solved by linking with libAbiGr_s.lib.
How does this work on non-Win32? Does the AW executable on non-Win32
platforms export a bunch of names or does these plugins link with the AW
Speaking of exporting, it seems AbiWord.exe is currently exporting a bunch
of XML_Xxx functions due to the assumption in expat that "If we build on
windows we only support creating/using a DLL". I really can't imagine this
> We should really announce ASAP but we also really need those Windows
> plugins. Especially aiksaurus.
A heder file from that plugin has some serious problems. It's not exatly
news that "using namespace std;" in a header file is such a bad idea that
it's in reality forbidden, but win/AiksaurusApp.h happily disregards this.
Besides, didn't we have a policy to not use C++ templates, or is that just
for the "core" of AW?
/Mike - please don't cc
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