From: Francis James Franklin (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jun 22 2003 - 05:41:38 EDT
On Saturday, June 21, 2003, at 07:24 PM, Petr Tomasek wrote:
> Well, there is one problem with AbiWord (as I can see it): the plugins.
> Actually it would be much clearer to have abiword divided into
> 'abiword' and 'abiword-lib' (or 'abiword' and 'abiword-devel' parts, or
> even: 'abiword-lib', 'abiword-lib-devel' and 'abiword') - plus
> 'abiword-plugins' depending on 'abiword-lib'.
> And yes, this would make it quite easy to develop separate
> abiword-plugins without having to recompile
> the whole source of abiword - it would just use the abiword library
> and header files.
You don't have to recompile the whole source of abiword. To build the
plugins all you need (on linux, anyway - Darwin needs the application
also) are the headers, and certainly it would be possible to create an
abiword-devel package consisting only of abi's headers.
> However it's
> a question, how much overhead would it be separating the library from
Serious pain; not really worth the effort.
Which is not to say creating a library out of a subset of abi's classes
isn't a good idea. The abibits module does this for MacOSX/Cocoa and
I've been using it as the back-end of my HanAbi application.
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