[compiz] Advice to plugin developers during 0.9
smspillaz at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 00:49:36 PST 2009
On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:41 PM, Kristian Lyngstol
<kristian at bohemians.org> wrote:
> As 0.9 will contain numerous core-changes which are likely to affect both
> behavior and plugin development, the recommended way of developing new
> plugins throughout 0.9 will be to use the released developer versions, NOT
> The exceptions are plugins that are already part of the release and
> plugins that depend on functionality that only exist in master.
> This will allow plugin developers to work against a development version,
> and users to easily test new plugins with a lower risk of getting a
> non-functional Compiz installed.
> This will allow plugin developers to focus on plugin development, and the
> amount of people who use the master branch can be reduced to those who
> actually need to use it.
> - Kristian
> compiz mailing list
> compiz at lists.freedesktop.org
Also building on Krisitan's statement:
We currently have almost 100 plugins on git. Between the 5 of us, we
really don't have the time to maintain all of them, let alone the
official compiz plugins. If you have developed a plugin and are on
this list, please try to at least port it to compiz++, that will help
us to avoid feature regressions.
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