[gst-devel] new API for applications to check plugin requirements
ds at schleef.org
Wed Oct 12 13:35:51 CEST 2005
On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 09:01:48AM +0100, Tim Müller wrote:
> but it's equally silly
> to copy'n'paste code like that between applications if it can just as
> well go into the core
"Otherwise I'll have to copy and paste code" has never been a good
reason for putting stuff into a library. This leads to featuritis.
I'm not too opposed to a function sort of like:
gboolean gst_registry_check_feature (GType feature_type,
const char *feature_name, int min_major, int min_minor,
Presumably it would only handle x.y.z version numbers, which I don't
think is a tragic shortcoming. I see very little need for anything
more complicated than this.
Note that plugins can appear/disappear after startup, so this doesn't
solve all problems.
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