Re: compiling plugins

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Thu Jan 01 2004 - 12:47:02 EST

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    On Thu, 25 Dec 2003, mike webb wrote:

    > Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 04:55:06 -0800
    > From: mike webb <>
    > To:
    > Subject: compiling plugins
    > hmm, download abi source files and compiled abiword 2.0.2 everything
    > seems to be right with abiword except the plugins. are the plugins

    I've got a headache and so few line breaks makes reading you message much
    more difficult, anyway I'll try and respond as best I can.

    > compiled automaticly with abiword ?? if not how do i compile the
    > plugins. where are the plugins placed at ?? /usr/lib/abiword/plugins ??

    The Plugins page at says
    to look at the downloads page which
    Import / Export plugins (Source Code)
    Included in the main AbiWord tarball. No longer available separately.

    So if you have the source code for 2.0.2 then you should have the source
    code for the plugins

    i think you need to do something roughly like

    ./configure --with-plugins

    if i had the source code to hand I would run ./configure --help
    to check the available options

    I'm just guessing, as a suggestion is usually more helpful than no answer
    at all.

    > the root of problem with all of this is that i received a m$word doc
    > with a jpg image in it, the doc opens but the jpeg image is not shown,
    > why?? do i need some sort of plugin ??? also in abiword i can create a

    you will need at least the gdkpixbuf plugin (or alternatively the bigger
    and more comprehensive ImageMagick plugin). If you use the Gnome Build
    you get the gdkpixbuf plugin for free it seems.

    > document and place a jpeg image in it but i cannot open a jpeg file.
    > can't abiword open and view a jpeg file ?? sorry for the rambling but

    tired ... head hurts.

    hopefully my suggestion will give you enough to figure this out for
    yourself or someone else will soon offer a better answer.

    - Alan
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