There's loads of cool in development plugins like tiling and chat bubbles, how do I get them running? as a followup question is there an easy way to begin developing plugins for gala?

I don't mind complicated answers I'm already fairly well versed in shell commands and compiling.

  • I am curious about this too actually, nice question ^^.
    – mtilhan
    Sep 30, 2015 at 8:46

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I'd suggest you to give a look at the active branches at the Gala launchpad page.


Perhaps gala/plugins/template/README will help you out. Unfortunately I can't currently give you a better answer than that because I'm trying myself to figure out what the content of that file actually means.

I remember reading a text about how Gala loads plugins, but can't find it at the moment.

So far I have understood that for the plugin to compile its directory needs to be added to the build.meson file (subdir('plugins/<plugin directory>')).

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