[vlc-devel] Re: VLC checking for external plugins when built with --disable-plugins

Damien Fouilleul damien.fouilleul at laposte.net
Tue Mar 15 10:42:37 CET 2005

Andre Pang wrote:

> Damien Fouilleul wrote:
>> when compiling VLC to use built-in modules, i've noticed that it 
>> still scans for external plugins. is there a way to disable this 
>> behaviour through configure ?
>> it seems that a #define called HAVE_DYNAMIC_PLUGINS controls this 
>> scanning, and is always defined  if dynamic linking  is  possible on 
>> the target platform. I am proposing to have this #define turned off 
>> if --disable-plugins is configured.
> For what it's worth, this functionality would be useful for a 
> self-contained Mozilla plugin too.  A similar functionality may also 
> be useful for reading VLC preferences.  i.e. Should a standalone 
> ActiveX plugin read an installed VLC's normal preferences file, or not?
Absolutely, although for preferences it is still possible to override 
them (albeit in javascripting)

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