It's going to take me some time to wrap my head around all those names and strings and figure out where these paths are supposed to be, and whether #2 is possible. I've got no more time to think about this until at least the weekend, if not next week.
All my code is up-to-date in the main repository (no changes in the past week; no pending pull requests). If someone wants to jump in and produce the simplest fix before I can, they're welcome to do so. Brendan On Wed, Oct 8, 2014, at 04:11, Jaap Karssenberg wrote: Brendan, One step back; of course the default shipped plugins are in the python library path. They are installed as part of the program, and the user will not easily remove them. The XDG_DATA folders are used for extra user installed plugins that do not ship with the default install. XDG_DATA contains the user data folder but also the system data folders. Yes it is reasonable for the user to mess around with the user data folder, but we should be able to use the system data folder for files included in the installer. This is the same "data" folder is used by the installer for the manual, templates & images. So I think there is no harm in using it for plugins as well. Problem is that for the executable the default plugins are compiled into the executable, so we can no longer scan the files to get an index of them. Previously the work around has been to ship a copy of the plugins outside of the executable. This work around now broke. Two ways to fix that: 1. Fix the work around by putting the files in the right folder 2. Fix the issue by somehow making sure we can list the plugin files even when compiled into an executable Fix in #1 is real easy, just move the files you install now to "zim/plugins" to "data/zim/plugins". Most simple version of #2 would be to patch the "PluginManager.list_installed_plugins()" function with a hard coded list when compiling to executable. Would that work for you? Regards, Jaap
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