Re: Roadmap for the future.

On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 19:00, Martin Sevior wrote:
> > I think this means that we may have to patch applications instead of
> > writing plugins.
> Yes I agree with this. 

Yeah, this basically sucks.  In the gaim plugin, I was able to get at
the widget I need, but anywhere you can do this you are probably
violating the plugin interface to do it.

I don't see any other option though, so I agree with the two of you.

> Also, I guess this point has been raised before but I will ask it
> anyway. Why not use DBUS for signalling instead of sending to port
> 5903?  

Why would we do that?

Pros for dashboard:

        - I can't think of any.

Cons for dashboard:

        - All frontends have to link with D-BUS
        - Someone spends time on doing this, which has no net positive
        effect on the dash board user experience or the developer
        experience, instead of doing something useful.

The only reason I can think of to do this is if we wanted to use
Dashboard as a means to getting people to adopt D-BUS and link their
apps against it.  I don't want to do this, at least in the near future.


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