Re: background/font capplets

OK, so... maybe I'm misunderstanding something, but why are we doing
what sounds a lot like a complete rewrite at this point in the game? 

On Tue, 2002-03-12 at 22:43, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Bradford Hovinen <hovinen ximian com> writes:
> > > This is silly. It means porting the existing background capplet to the
> > > new schemas, a non-trivial task. The new background capplet is basically
> > > a rewrite, and is compatible with the new schemas. "Seperating" the
> > > schemas patch from the ui patch essentially means rewriting both pieces
> > > of code, because they aren't really separable.
> > > 
> > > Please voice your supposed complaints about the combined patch and I'll
> > > try to resolve the issues. If you had just done that in the first place
> > > (weeks ago!!!) this could have *easily* been resolved by now.
> > 
> > I'm sorry it's more work for you, but that is the only condition under
> > which I will accept the patch.
> > 
> So my understanding is that we have a grid:
>         old backend     new backend
> old UI     A 
> new UI                     B
> So we have A, and Seth wrote B; I haven't looked at the code, but I do
> understand Seth's point that adding the other two cells basically
> triples the work to make the change. If we're ending up at B anyway, I
> don't really get the point of the exercise, I have to admit.
> What is the rationale here? Just ease of reviewing the patch? Or do
> you really only want half of it in the end?
> Havoc
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