[gstreamer-bugs] [Bug 399746] New: naming conventions and makefile setup

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  GStreamer | documentation | Ver: HEAD CVS

           Summary: naming conventions and makefile setup
           Product: GStreamer
           Version: HEAD CVS
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Normal
         Component: documentation
        AssignedTo: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net
        ReportedBy: giovanni at giodegas.it
         QAContact: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net
     GNOME version: Unspecified
   GNOME milestone: Unspecified

The Pluging Writer's Guide misses a section on naming.
When someone needs to write a new plugin from scratch, it is ok to use the
gst-template. But then the plugin name is not possibile to changed from

The file Makefile.am in ../gst-template/src says:

# change libgstplugin.la to something more suitable
plugin_LTLIBRARIES = libgstplugin.la

if you change to
plugin_LTLIBRARIES = libgstmyplugin.la

make does not work any more, even after autogen/configure.

So you are stuck with 

and could not change the binary library name.

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