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 Post subject: Speeding up the process
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:26 pm 
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I've just started a new plugin project having not built one since CodeWarrior days. In the past the biggest pain for me was the slow process of actually using the plugin with RB as RB had to be restarted each time the plugin was rebuilt. Since my method of working has always been to usually make very small changes and then run RB, this was always painful.

Has this changed at all? I get the strong impression that you still have to:

Make changes to plugin <- in my case usually 'very' small
Build plugin
Convert plugin
Put plugin into Plugins folder
Start RB
See if all is OK

rinse and repeat

If this is the case then I must admit I'm not looking forward to it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:59 pm 
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Actually I just found:

http://forums.realsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?t=4942

Which looks like it may be helpful. Does anyone use this process?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:17 am 
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read it http://ramblings.aaronballman.com/2007/10/plugin_debugging.html


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:35 am 
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Thanks!

Though I must admit my 'experience' with the plugin SDK today and yesterday leaves me in some doubt if I could be actually bothered to write a useful plugin. The docs and examples are beyond hopeless (imho). Its been 6 years since I last wrote a plugin and its just as bad now as it was then! Oh well.

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 Post subject: Re: Speeding up the process
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:23 am 
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Peter wrote:
Has this changed at all? I get the strong impression that you still have to:

Make changes to plugin <- in my case usually 'very' small
Build plugin
Convert plugin
Put plugin into Plugins folder
Start RB
See if all is OK

rinse and repeat

If you only want to test the plugin, you can:
Build plugin
Put plugin into Plugins folder
Start RB

It's unnecessary for you to convert it to rbx first.

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