Plugin interface: Information and Version

Biju Chacko biju_chacko at
Mon Nov 24 05:19:39 CET 2003

On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 21:57:12 +0100, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:

> Ok, a follow-up. How about an extra virtual function 
>   void (*get_info) (GtkTextBuffer *textbuffer);
> The plugin author can put in whatever information he likes and the panel
> will put it in a second notebook tab.
> Would that be convenient enough? It allows for more flexibility and
> prevents the need for a new variable for every new piece of information
> we feel might be useful.

I'd say this method would encourage inconsistency between plugins. I'd suggest a
minimal list of mandatory information (name, version number, etc) plus a buffer
for flexibility.

-- b

Biju Chacko                    Red Hat Inc

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