Re: Manu's thoughts
- From: Peter Bloomfield <PeterBloomfield MindSpring com>
- To: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Manu's thoughts
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 12:43:08 -0500
On 2002.02.25 05:18 Emmanuel wrote:
> Hi all,
> here are one or two thoughts I want to share with everybody
> contributing to balsa on how we should do the port to gnome-2.0.
Thanks for offering them!
> Please comment, remark... Be patient for my requests, my costlt
> dialup connection does not allow me to be on-line frequently :(
> OK here I go (you can IMHO at the beginning of each of the following
> sentences ;-)
> To optimize our effort I think that we should focus the port effort
> on necessary changes (here I mean what is needed to at least compile)
Agreed--specifically, to compile without -DGTK_ENABLE_BROKEN (see
> then actual improvments (here I think of clist/ctree to
> TreeModel/TreeView changes to, hopefully, get rid of eg the as famous
> as nasty "last line bug" ;-) ) and , then we should take care of
> deprecated functions/objects/whatever.
Again, agreed--compiling with -DGTK_DISABLE_DEPRECATED should be the
ultimate goal, with the nastiest problems getting highest priority.
> for the harder parts (I mean here the more complex objects or source
> files) we should perhaps take the time to discuss what they should
> become : ie see what is their actual aims (because after several
> years of fine tweaking, brute force hacking, things can get a bit
> obscure to non-gurus ;-), and then agree on the API needed to achieve
> these goals. Here I think, for example, about balsa-index : it is a
> bit complex and moreover I think that if we port it, let's make it
> more flexible to allow an easy coding of "virtual folder".
I hope your comments provoke some discussion about aims and APIs--the
list has shown that many good ideas are taking shape.
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