Re: I plan to move AbiGdkPixbuf into the main tree.

Subject: Re: I plan to move AbiGdkPixbuf into the main tree.
From: Rui Miguel Seabra (
Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 12:29:55 CST

On Tue, 2001-12-18 at 08:20, Martin Sevior wrote:
> rms, the code that is in the plugin is now in the main abiword tree. No
> plugin gets made during the main build, the functionality provided by the
> plugin is now provided by the main gnome build.

> As for how to build a gtk-only gdk-pixbuf plugin, - frankly I don't know
> or care very much. The plugin I wrote assumed the existance of gdk-pixbuf
> linked to the main abiword tree - this was only true for the gnome build
> anyway.

> In other words the gdk-pixbuf loader would not work for gtk only builds.

You can have the gdk-pixbuf library and not the full gnome as well.

Yes it does, as long as you have and the remaining


[rms@roque rms]$ ldd /usr/lib/ => /usr/lib/ (0x40026000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40029000) => /lib/ (0x4004b000) => /usr/lib/ (0x4004f000) => /usr/lib/ (0x4017d000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x401b1000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x401b9000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x401c7000) => /lib/i686/ (0x402a5000) => /lib/i686/ (0x402c8000)
        /lib/ => /lib/ (0x80000000)

gdk-pixbuf requires no gnome.

> To make it work for gtk-only would require forking gdk-pixbuf and a few
> other gnome libraries. I'm not sure which. They are all available for the
> gnome platform which is MUCH richer than gtk-only. This seems pretty
> silly. The gtk-only build is for people who for some reason don't want or
> don't have all the gnome libraries.
> I suggest we no longer make rpms of the gdk-pixbuf loader plugin. We can
> keep the code in the plugin tree though. It might be useful for someone.

So, while previously both gtk build and gnome build could benefit from
gdk pixbuf, currently, only the gnome build will.

Quite frankly, I can't consider this an improvement, and this makes
little sense.

I say let the plugin go back to the abiword-plugins module.

Hugs, rms

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