Re: Shipping Vera with 2.4

On 28 Feb 2003, Michael Meeks wrote:

> Hi Havoc,
> On Thu, 2003-02-27 at 18:33, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > Take "recent documents" feature of GNOME 2.2 - it completely sucks
> > because of the big-three end user apps Mozilla, OpenOffice, and
> > Evolution, exactly zero of them use the "recent documents" feature.
> > There's a file-format-based spec for recent files now, and I guess
> > people are adding OpenOffice support, but it would have been much
> > easier with a D-BUS style system.
> 	I believe you confuse adoption with simplicity. Persuading umpteen
> projects to link to yet another heap of IPC is easier than parsing /
> writing a simple XML file ?

Simple? A reliable usable spec for recent files using just XML files 
would have to rely on file locking and file change notification. I would 
hardly call that simple.

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