Plugin interface: Information and Version

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Mon Nov 24 23:09:09 CET 2003

>>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.
> Amazing, I was just going to write exactly the same thing ;-)
> I like the list Bernhard used, so I was thinking:
> Name
> Version
> Author(s)
> Website
> Description
> All of which will be left out when they are NULL. I'm not sure about
> 'Author(s)' -- that might get complicated. 'Maintainer' perhaps would be
> better or 'Contact' with an email address?
> What do you think?

I like the idea, but for further additions we should forsee some kind of 
function or buffer table with a flags field indicating what kind of 
stuff the plugin is capable to provide, so we do not need to break the 
api as often :-)

> 	Jasper


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