Re: 2.3 Proposed Features

On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 00:08, Ettore Perazzoli wrote:
> > We should however have a plan for using cut-and-pasted bits of GTK,
> > some stuff to consider:
> > 
> >  - this way GNOME 2.4 can be using the new file selector UI, for
> >    example
> > 
> >  - if the cut-and-pasted bits are named in the gtk_ namespace, when 
> >    real GTK 2.4 comes out there will be symbol collision issues
> >    we need to avoid. Thus cut-and-paste bits should probably be 
> >    in egg_. But policy here is required.
> Oh no, please no.  :-)  No cut and paste.
> GNOME 2.4 should ship with a public API that matches what the actual
> applications are using.  It doesn't make any sense otherwise.

Completely separately from my other, snide, response to Ettore ;) I have
to agree here. We cannot ship 2.4 with something as basic as the file
selector not being consistent between applications. The current
egg-related situation is bad enough (with yet another toolbar, and yet
another API for recent-files support). Those are at least mostly
user-hidden. It will be much, much worse if we are inflicting two
different file selectors on our users. We /must/ have a plan for getting
file selector support either everywhere or nowhere in the 2.4 timeframe,
or we'll have a severe regression for usability.


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