Cross platform plugin dev
brad at sonaural.com
Sat Nov 19 00:09:44 UTC 2005
Ian Piumarta wrote:
> Hi Brad,
>> I'm going thru the unix configuration doc and files to learn how it
>> is configured for unix development.
>> However, what if you have only Cross platform plugin files? They
>> would go into the Cross subdirs. What have others done to create and
>> build plugins that are cross platform?
> If you don't need special treatment on Unix then all you need to do
> is create the Cross/plugins/Whatever/whatever.c file (and any
> attendant .h files) and run 'autoconf' to recreate the configure
> script. Thereafter 'configure' will know about the plugin and will
> attempt to build it.
>> Do you create your own hand-made Makefile (etc)?
> You only need to do this if you have special compiler flags or header
> directories that you need to pass to the compiler on Unix. In that
> case look at Makefile.inc in one of the other plugin directories to
> see typical things that you can do. For very unusual plugins you may
> even need a complete 'Makefile.in' to replace the automatically
> generated one entirely. (The vm has its own Makefile.in, for example.)
> You might also (in very demanding plugins) require configuration-time
> options and tests, or even to disable the plugin entirely if required
> libraries are not installed. If you put a file called 'acinclude.m4'
> in your plugin directory, autoconf will include it in the configure
> script at the appropriate moment. (See the other acinclude.m4 files
> for typical things you can do.) Of course, you need to run
> 'autoconf' again after every change to an acinclude.m4 file.
> But normally you won't need anything special: put the .c and .h files
> in Cross/plugins/YourPlugin/ and run autoconf to rebuild the
> configure script. See the 'RePlugin' for example, which has no Unix
> files at all.
Thanks. I actually had it working before, but now I can't configure it.
I can't remember which directory I placed the Makefile.inc!
I'm kinda having some trouble following the directions. You wrote very
clear directions but probably didn't follow them well ;-)
I could not get config/configure (is that what you are referring to as
'autoconfig'? Or is that a new script?) to find my makefile.inc no
matter where I put the plugin directory (although it did create the
But anyway.... Since I don't really have a unix specific plugin, I want
to put it in Cross for now and I'll try that.
Have you used VMMakerTool? If so, how do you use it to generate C files
in the Cross directory?
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