Sample plugin

Joe Klemmer klemmerj at
Sun Apr 13 06:36:34 CEST 2008

On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 19:15 +0200, Mike Massonnet wrote:

> > Poking around I found that the plugin how-to on the wiki is empty
> > and the only place I can find the sample plugin code is in the svn
> > repository.
> Nowai!

	That's not the link I had.  No wonder I couldn't find it.

> Do as Enrico said, follow the svn link to the sample plugin (also
> pointed on the wiki page). 

	I've taken my first foray into trying to build the sample.  Can anyone
point me to an "autotools for dummies" reference?  The sample as is will
not build because it's not happy with the versions of the xfce lib stuff
are to old.  This is what's in the file -

dnl ***********************************
dnl *** Check for required packages ***
dnl ***********************************
XDT_CHECK_PACKAGE([GTK], [gtk+-2.0], [2.6.0])
XDT_CHECK_PACKAGE([LIBXFCEGUI4], [libxfcegui4-4.0], [])
XDT_CHECK_PACKAGE([LIBXFCE4UTIL], [libxfce4util-4.0], [])
XDT_CHECK_PACKAGE([LIBXFCE4PANEL], [libxfce4panel-1.0], [])

and this is the output from ./

checking for libxfcegui4-4.0 >= not found
*** The required package libxfcegui4-4.0 was not found on your system.
*** Please install libxfcegui4-4.0 (atleast version or adjust
*** the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
*** installed the package in a nonstandard prefix so that
*** pkg-config is able to find it.

	OC, the libraries on my system are version 4.4.2 so the build isn't

	I wonder, should I take this to the developer list?  Or maybe the
goodies list?


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