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

Gildas Bazin gbazin at altern.org
Tue Mar 15 15:55:29 CET 2005

On Monday 14 March 2005 17:45, 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.
> some background: I've had requests about distributing a 
> stand-alone/self-contained version of the activeX plugin, unfortunately 
> if VLC is already installed, then there are problems regarding version 
> mismatch between libvlc  in the activex plugin and  the version  of VLC 
> already installed.

There won't be mismatch problems if your version of VLC (or the activex 
plugin) has a different version number/name than the installed plugins.

Even though it could make sense to disable the plugins loading code when 
--disable-plugins is specified, it could also be annoying if you want to 
build a self-contained but minimal version of VLC and you want this version 
to make use of the full version's plugins if they are available.

Anyway, do as you wish, I don't really feel strongly either way.


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