Re: GtkMediaPlayer widget
- From: Ryan Gammon <rgammon real com>
- To: Bill Haneman <Bill Haneman Sun COM>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GtkMediaPlayer widget
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 14:16:20 -0800
Bill Haneman wrote:
I don't think the media player interface has to live in gtk=; IMO gtk+
needs to be lightweight and general. If GNOME needs a media player
interface (and I think surely it does), it belongs in another package
My feelings would be that a media widget is conceptually a fundamental
widget type, and that including a GtkMediaPlayer interface in gtk+ would
be a reasonable from that point of view.
The test for what constitues a lightweight, general widget is a little
hazy (there are probably widgets in gtk that would not qualify today),
but I think GtkMediaPlayer meets both.
I know we're moving away from the "extra widgets in extra libs" idea,
i.e. reducing libgnomeui, but I think this is a much better
application for Bonobo.
Bonobo and supporting technologies add up fairly quickly if you're
dealing with an embedded environment, and they add to the developer
learning curve. Bonobo isn't without its costs.
I'd rather see gtk make media widgets first class widgets.
rgammon real com
Developer for Helix Player
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