Re: KDE Interop [Was: D-BUS background]

On Wed, 2003-03-05 at 01:37, James Henstridge wrote:
> Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> >On Wed, 2003-03-05 at 00:35, Zack Rusin wrote: 
> >  
> >
> >>>I am just tired of hearing glib brought up as a problem everytime
> >>>code sharing is discussed because at this point that should be a
> >>>non-issue.
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>GLib in itself is never an issue we can deal with core glib just fine, I 
> >>just don't want any gobject's in core libraries and I think that's a 
> >>reasonable expectation.
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >Pango and ATK both use GObject, so, would that mean that we're going to
> >have to write a replacement for them to share it with KDE when it comes
> >to sharing accessibility/fonts because of the gobject dependency?
> >  
> >
> While it would be nice to share pango (a lot of the layout code in pango 
> is decidedly non-trivial), we are able to share a font subsystem through 
> the use of fontconfig/Xft.
yes, right, but since Pango was developed with cross-desktop use in mind
(there's sample code in it that uses QT), unless KDE has already a
solution similar to Pango, it would be a pity not to have it shared.
Specially given the technical merits of Pango.

> As far as accessibility goes, it might make more sense for KDE to look 
> at compatibility at the AT-SPI layer, rather than ATK layer.  This is 
> what the Sun guys are doing to hook Java a11y into the system, and 
> should let all the a11y tools work with KDE apps.  Of course, Bill 
> Haneman is the expert in this particular area.
at-spi does use corba/bonobo, doesn't it?


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