Re: 2.3 Proposed Features

On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 14:50, Owen Taylor wrote:
> If you want an API to be good for 5-10 years, you have to give some
> time to settle before you freeze it.

This makes sense, I guess I am just not convinced that the file selector
API will be so complicated to require an extremely long freezing
period.  We have seen a bunch of approaches taken before and there is
plenty of inspiration to take from other APIs.  It should not nearly be
as difficult to get right as some of the other GTK APIs.

Of course, there is still the issue of who does the job...  But there
seems to be enough interest towards a solution so hopefully the people
who are complaining about the file selector situation (e.g. me :-)) can
help out.

Maybe I am just being optimisting, I don't know.

> And while the feature list for GTK+-2.4 is certainly not set in stone
> (except for the filesel), I do think it is worth taking the time to
> try and resolve the GtkCombo situation ... it's not as big a problem
> from a user's perspective as the filesel, there are pretty extensive
> problems with it. (Like the exposed use of GtkList)

Yeah, on the GtkCombo situation I agree too.  So how about a short
release with just the new combo and the new file selector.  :-)

-- Ettore

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