Re: GEP 9: merging bonobo-activation & libbonobo

On Qua, 2003-03-12 at 20:35, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 03:09, Michael Meeks wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > 
> > 	I've added a new GEP to propose this; it's short enough for lightening
> > reading:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > 	Comments welcome,
> 	I think it would be worthwhile to cc this to another list. There would
> be a lot of people with opinions on this but not on
> gnome-components-list. I've cc-ed desktop-devel-list.
> 	You say "two seperate modules creates more problems than it solves".
> The two problems that you give are "packaging is hard" and "I want to
> use BonoboObject. Are there no other problems ?
> 	I'm not sure either of these or really good reaons for merging the two

  I think they're powerful reasons...

> and thus forcing people to use libbonobo where they may just want
> bonobo-activation. But then again, bonobo-activation hasn't seen much
> use without libbonobo.

  I don't see what would be the problem in using libbonobo.  With both
packages merged, existing projects using bonobo-activation only would
sill be linking to one library only, that just happens to have a bit
more code.  With libbonobo already widely used as shared library, there
is almost no cost.  And think of the benefits of linking to one less
library in all gnome programs.

> 	FWIW, the GObject adaptor would provide a solution to the "I want to
> use BonoboObject part". Granted its not finished, but I'm willing to do
> the last bit of work required ...

  Can you tell me what this "GObject adaptor" is?  I don't have a

Gustavo Joćo Alves Marques Carneiro
<gjc inescporto pt> <gustavo users sourceforge net>

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