From: F J Franklin (F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk)
Date: Mon Jul 15 2002 - 06:21:20 EDT
> Today I've
> gone through and tried to figure out what was causing memory leaks
> (per the debug dump at AbiWord.exe exit), which it ended up being that
> the plugins were never unloaded, so they didn't get a chance to cleanup.
> I'm going to apply a fix shortly, without which trying to use the
> link-grammar plugin will make AbiWord appear locked on exit in a debug
> build as it tries to show all the memory never free'd.
I was slightly puzzled before by the
which I've just changed, taking the statement out of the assert. Does this
mean that plugins never unloaded in non-debug builds?
Anyway, they should now. Also, the Spider is almost finished now.
wp/ap/*/ap_*App.cpp need to be updated to call
XAP_ModuleManager::instance().registerPending() after loading the
> What are your ideas [API you've been considering] for supporting importers
> and exporters?
Document import/export poses a real challenge. The only API I've been
considering for that is the simple convert unknown format to known format
(TEXT, RTF, DOC, AWML, + maybe eventually [XP]HTML), i.e.
extern "C" [...] int
convert_document (const unsigned char * source_buffer,
unsigned long source_length,
const char * source_content_type,
unsigned char ** buffer,
unsigned long * length,
char ** content_type);
> Load order isn't an issue for me, presently
> AbiWord loads the plugin as usual, which has no imports from AbiWord
> so that goes well, AbiWord calls the plugins register function, which
> then in turn explicitely loads my AbiCapi plugin, which causes it
> to be loaded and it does has imports from AbiWord so Windows goes
> ahead and resolves them [at least I think thats what happens].
If I understand you, the AbiCapi plugin is never explicitly registered
as an AbiWord plugin?
> Anyway, I'm just having fun playing with the plugins.
it's fun :-)
Francis James Franklin
"No, she really likes me. She told me I look like Britney Spears, and why
would you say that to somebody you don't like?"
--- Elle Woods
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