[mythtv] plugins have to be c++ and qt??

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Sat Sep 17 13:25:14 UTC 2005


Goran Sterjov wrote:

> not sure if i already posted this or not but do plugins for mythtv 
> have to be c++ and qt?


As for Qt... nothing says you have to use Qt directly.  In fact, given 
the upcoming MythUI, it's probably better to use Myth API functions 
rather than Qt.
For non-gui functions, you can use Qt or not.

Technically, there's no reason a plugin couldn't be written in another 
language, as long as the appropriate entry points are exported.  
However, if you do so you won't be able to access any core Myth 
functionality like the UI elements, LIRC input handling, database 
routines, etc.  Also I doubt that such a plugin would be accepted into 
the official Myth souce base.

-JAC


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