I am working on revising a plugin (the resynthesizer.)
I am trying to use gimpish build procedures. (Formerly it had a handcrafted makefile.) So I started with gimp-plugin-template and copied and hacked most of its build files (like configure.in, Makefile.am, etc.) It seems to build and install the main plugin OK.
Problem 1. It doesn't seem to build a .pot file for i18n. Shouldn't it??? In other words, a standard invocation of make doesn't seem to build the template for internationalization. Translators would use that file as input for editing translations. It should get built ever time the plugin gets built.
Problem 2. The plugin is in C but has many script plugins accompanying it. It doesn't seem to install the scripts, at least Gimp doesn't find them. (I can't remember whether and where a standard Gimp distribution puts scripts, or whether an install of a script should go somewhere in the user's home.) If anyone has a hint about how to accomplish an installation of a script plugin using the GNU build tools as used in gimp-plugin-template????
I suppose I should ask on the IRC channel but I hate to bother them.