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Offline adwoz

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Plugins for CB under Linux
« on: October 22, 2010, 04:06:59 pm »
Hello again,

I'm finding quite a few nice "contributed" plugins at the wiki site but all those links lead to pages with "no text".

And when I goto plugins-> manage plugins, there is no Dev-Pak installer, and no options to install contributed plugins. There is an "install" button but that requires a downloaded plugin file.

What is the general practice for downloading contributed plugins?

Thank you.

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Re: Plugins for CB under Linux
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 04:18:16 pm »
How did you install C::B ? What is your OS ?
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Re: Plugins for CB under Linux
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 04:37:35 pm »
I'm running latest codeblocks_8.02-0ubuntu4_i386.deb from Ubuntu's repository, on Ubuntu 10.04

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Re: Plugins for CB under Linux
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 04:56:58 pm »
First Dev-Pack is windows only (or atleast windows oriented)...
In most linux distributions it is not needed because they have package managers!

So, now go to your package manager and install the -contrib package...
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Re: Plugins for CB under Linux
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 05:42:53 pm »
go to your package manager and install the -contrib package...

Ah yes, Ubuntu software center does show "codeblocks-contrib" - it installed as codeblocks-contrib_8.02-0ubuntu4_i386.deb

Unfortunately, this package does not have the "cscope" plugin that I was interested in :(

Is it possible to download individual plugin binaries from a codeblocks.org repository? Or is the only solution to get the cscope plugin source and build it?

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Re: Plugins for CB under Linux
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 05:46:33 pm »
If you have to build a plugin, perhaps it would be so simple to rebuild all codeblocks, to get the latest version, no ?
8.02 is going to be 3 years old in few monthes ^^
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Re: Plugins for CB under Linux
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 06:42:53 pm »
There is 10.05 for ubuntu search the forums for installation instructions.

And read before posting, there are too much threads about ubuntu...
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Re: Plugins for CB under Linux
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 09:38:04 pm »
Thanks for the info.

So the preferred and suggested method for loading plugins on a Linux platform is to
build CB and plugins from SVN source - I will do that.

btw, I did search for threads related to Linux plugins and most dealt with building them
from source. It was not immediately obvious that this was the best solution when I was
looking for a standard method for "loading" plugins.

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Re: Plugins for CB under Linux
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 11:02:54 pm »
The best/preferred way is to find packages and install them with your distro's package manager.
Building from source should be your last resort.

If a  contrib plugin is  newer than the latest release, you can switch to nightly builds (there are builds for debian/ubuntu and sometimes for fedora)...
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