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

Ibrahim Awwal ibrahim.awwal at
Wed Jun 10 17:19:37 EDT 2009

Felipe Contreras wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 10:19 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
> You can see msn-pecan as an example:

Thanks! It appears that msn-pecan uses one makefile for all platforms, 
rather than having a separate Makefile.mingw for Windows. Unfortunately, 
at least for me it also appears to not work since windows doesn't have 
pkg-config although cygwin does but it's not configured properly, but 
this should still be useful.

-Ibrahim Awwal
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