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

Ibrahim Awwal ibrahim.awwal at
Wed Jun 10 16:26:56 EDT 2009

Oh right, I'm an idiot. That should have been obvious, but I guess I'm 
not thinking today.

--Ibrahim Awwal

Casey Ho wrote:
> You can write a custom Makefile which places your code in a different 
> directory.  Some large plugins do this (autoprofile, IIRC).
> -Casey
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Ibrahim Awwal 
> <ibrahim.awwal at <mailto: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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