External Plugin CreationΒΆ

This document corresponds to this example online, in addition to the external_plugin_creation example folder in a VIAME installation.

This directory contains the source files needed to make a loadable algorithm plugin implementation external to VIAME, which links against an installation, or in the case of python generates a loadable script. This is for cases where we might want to just make a plugin against pre-compiled binaries, instead of building all of VIAME itself.

The procedure is slightly different depending on whether you are developing an external C++ or Python module. C++ modules require linking your module against VIAME, the output of which is plugin DLL which can be used directly in VIAME pipelines. Python processes can be made without compilation, and placed in your PYTHONPATH for use by the plugin system.