The documentation to manually configure the make for the unix vm/plugin seems incorrect. This in particular:
===================== ... $ cd bld
Create the build environment by running the script configure which lives in the platforms/unix/config directory.
Note: The configure script accepts lots of options. To see a list of them, run: `configure --help'
Assuming you've created the blddir next to platforms, this would be:
Note: This assumes that the VMMaker sources are in `../src'.. =======================
If the src directory is in next to platforms and blddir (as the doc suggests is default), the config/configure script cannot find the vm directory because it looks under the src dir for it.
if you VMMaker generate your sources in ../platforms/unix/src
VMMaker places plugins.ext and plugins.int in that directory (I think that's who does it) and since vm is in that directory it configures correctly,
Or am I just going in circles and I haven't found my tail yet? :-)
And Tim: If VMMakerTool does create plugins.ext, it doesn't seem to create it when generating individual plugins from the context menu. At least, I didn't see that it did. What I did was manually edit plugins.ext so that the Makefile for my plugin would be created by config/configure. I may be wrong about this, but I didn't see that it did.