On 12-04-22 12:33 PM, Alessandro Francesconi wrote:
> what's the conceptual difference between GIMP_PLUGIN and GIMP_EXTENSION types?
> When a "plugin" must be defined as an extension?
A plug-in is only loaded and run when needed (such as at GIMP startup for
plug-in query or when invoked from a menu). An extension is loaded when GIMP
is started and stays running the whole time GIMP is running.
I think GIMP extensions are a mostly obsolete concept. The only existing
example of one is Script-Fu. I have some work in progress on my Tiny-Fu
project (used to test changes for future versions of Script-Fu) that will
eliminate the need to run Scheme based scripts for GIMP via an extension.