[vdr] Feature request: suggestion for cPlugin

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri Aug 19 14:47:24 CEST 2005


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Udo Richter wrote:
> 
>> ...
>> Ok, here's a first implementation of what I had in mind. The attached
>> patch implements the interface for VDR 1.3.20 and newer. PLUGINS.html
>> and newplugin still need to be updated. ;)
>>
>> The attached vdr-extintf-0.1.0.tgz implements two sample plugins that do
>> some communication: Direct communication to a specific plugin, detecting
>> presence of plugins that offer a service, use a service provided by some
>> plugin and broadcast a message to all interested plugins.
>> Install as usual. Load the two plugins with vdr -P extcli -P extsvr.
>>
>> @Plugin developers:
>> Suggestions, reviews and comments are welcome!
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Udo
>>
>> ...
>> +  virtual bool ExtensionInterface(const char *ExtensionId, void *Data 
>> = NULL);
>> ...
>> +  static cPlugin *CallFirstExtension(const char *ExtensionId, void 
>> *Data = NULL);
>> +  static cPlugin *CallPluginExtension(const char *PluginName, const 
>> char *ExtensionId, void *Data = NULL);
>> +  static bool CallAllExtensions(const char *ExtensionId, void *Data = 
>> NULL);
> 
> 
> I'm not really fond of this "extension" thing.
> IMHO this is more of an "inter plugin communication" thing than an 
> "extension".
> Or, maybe "service" is the right name. After all, that's what it is: a 
> plugin
> can offer a service that other plugins can make use of.
> 
> So I suggest s/Extension/Service/g, and plain "Service" instead of 
> "ExtensionInterface".

Arghh - come to think of it, "service ID" is already used in a different context.

Well, maybe somebody finds a better name.
I'm still not happy with "extension".

Klaus



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