OT: writing gobject-based plugins

Bastien Nocera bnocera at redhat.com
Mon Jan 18 10:32:03 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-01-16 at 15:03 +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 03:22:32PM +0100, Christoph H?ger wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am currently playing with gobject to learn some of this boilerplate
> > stuff. For my small application I'd like to be able to write plugins
> > that are derived from an abstract class.
> Not answering you main question, but depending on exactly what you envision
> for 'plugins', you might be interested in the Ethos library
>   http://git.dronelabs.com/ethos/about/
>   http://docs.dronelabs.com/ethos/
> I wrote my own plugin code for a gtk app, only to discover this  library 
> did 99% of what I wanted :-)

There's also libpeas (based on the code from gedit), for which I already
ported parts of Totem. This is more likely to be the "de facto" solution
for creating plugins, as gedit will depend on it, thus be in the based
GNOME Desktop.

libpeas repo (don't worry about the name):
GEdit ported to libgpe:
The same thing for Totem:


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