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plugins as separate packages for desktop application

From: Jack Hill
Subject: plugins as separate packages for desktop application
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:29:03 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (DEB 67 2015-01-07)

Hi Guix,

I've been thinking about again recently. 34759 is an issue with GIMP in which it does not find plugins that are installed via separate packages in the same profile. I believe that what is going on is that GIMP is only looking for plugins in its store directory and in the user's XDG_CONFIG_DIR.

I've run into a similar issue (no ticket yet) with Blender. It seems like this might be a problem common to many applications, and I'm wondering if we should have a common solution. I don't really like the symlink workaround I used in the GIMP ticket because it won't work in the context of guix environment.

I think a good way forward would be to work with upstreams to have their applications support an APPNAME_PLUGIN_PATH variable and when plugins are present in a profile they would augment that variable.

What do y'all think? Is this a reasonable approach? Is there something I'm missing? A better way to proceed?


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