1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 25, 2017 7:03 PM by johnrellis

    Compile an open source plug-in?

    Griffel Level 1

      Currently I'm working at an open source project and I don't intend to compile the sources to hide the content of the Lua files. On the other hand I have sympathy with plug-in developers who are interested to hide the code by compiling the code. Both philosophies have their right to exist. But this is not my theme. My theme is:

       

      I'm wondering why there are plug-in developers who (a) provide the code public and (b) compile the code.

      Maybe, there are technical advantages I didn't realize up to now?

       

      I came across this topic by inspecting the “500px Publisher for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom®”.

      This plug-in includes compiled Lua files. The included readme file states, the sources are maintained at GitHub.