Context: I’m a novice using NixOS.
gEdit (the default GNOME text editor) has two curated sets of plugins: core plugins and the gedit-plugins “package”. Core plugins are distributed along with gEdit and so are available when I get gEdit from
nixpkgs. I’d like to have excess to the “package” part too, though.
I tried the standard way to install gEdit 3rd party plugins locally: just coping sources to
~/.local/share/gedit/plugins. That didn’t work. I guess, because gEdit doesn’t know about my home directory. What would be the next easiest way to get the plugins working?
I know some other Linux distributions have the
gnome-plugins package available in their software repository. How hard would it be to package them in
nixpkgs? If someone could mentor me in doing that, I’d be interested in looking into it.