Lua Plugins

You MUST have the Lua loader plugin installed and working as well as the gobject-introspection package for GPlugin instance to use Lua plugins.

Example Lua Plugin

Like all plugins in GPlugin, Lua plugins must also implement the gplugin_query, gplugin_load, and gplugin_unload functions.

The following is a basic Lua plugin.

local lgi = require "lgi"
local GPlugin = lgi.GPlugin

function gplugin_query()
    return GPlugin.PluginInfo {
        id = "gplugin-lua/basic-plugin",
        abi_version = 0x01020304,
        name = "basic plugin",
        category = "test",
        version = "0.0.10",
        license_id = "license-id",
        summary = "basic lua plugin",
        description = "description of the basic lua plugin",
        authors = { "Gary Kramlich <>" },
        website = ""

function gplugin_load(plugin)
    return true

function gplugin_unload(plugin)
    return true