Best way to keep a plugin outside of the pidgin source tree?

Casey Ho pidgin at
Wed Jun 10 16:18:49 EDT 2009

You can write a custom Makefile which places your code in a different
directory.  Some large plugins do this (autoprofile, IIRC).

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Ibrahim Awwal <ibrahim.awwal at>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying my hand at developing a plugin for Pidgin, and I was
> wondering what the best way is to keep a plugin's source outside of
> the Pidgin source tree? The main problem is that it's a bit annoying
> to keep it in the plugins directory in the pidgin source if you want
> to use version control. Right now I'm just using a symlink to my
> plugin's source file in the plugins directory, but is there a better
> way to do this? Thanks for the help
> --Ibrahim Awwal
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