Re: 2.4 Module List and Rationale (aka GEP10 and 11)

On Fri, 2003-03-14 at 07:24, Paolo Maggi wrote:
> Hi guys.
> On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 20:03, Luis Villa wrote:
> > I've put up GEP 10, Standards for Inclusion in the GNOME , as well as
> > GEP 11, Module List for 2.4.
> > 
> >
> >
> > 
> About GEP 10
> ------------
> Section 2.3.3 said: "Deprecated parts of the platform (like
> gnome-config) have to be avoided". 
> Please, note that gnome-config is not deprecated. It must not be used to
> manage user preferences. But it is still a great (and not deprecated)
> tool for storing app state (for example when implementing session
> management and the app state is too complex to simply use the command
> line).

I stand corrected. Perfectly fixable, of course. I'd love to have
another example, though. Anyone think of any offhand?

> About GEP 11
> ------------
> As you probably have notices the gedit module has been split into two
> modules: gedit and gedit-plugins. For this reason, I propose to add
> gedit-plugins module to the list of GNOME 2.4 modules.
> Furthermore, since gedit is going to use GtkSourceView as text widget, I
> also propose to add gtksourceview to the list of GNOME 2.4 (desktop)
> modules.

As you may have noticed, in both GEP 10 and GEP 11 I use 'applications'
almost exclusively instead of 'modules'. I'd like to keep these focused
on applications and sort of assume that if an application uses a
library, we'll figure out how to deal with it. So, for example, since
gedit is in the list, that would imply that any of your dependencies
(assuming they were sane) would also automatically go in.

This may be the wrong approach, I'm really not sure. But that is at
least my current plan.


> GtkSourceView is a widget derived by GtkTextView/Buffer. gedit will use
> it to implement syntax highlighting.
> ATM, I'm working together with Gustavo to improve it. You can see the
> results of our work in the "toward-gedit-integration" branch of the
> gtksourceview module (in GNOME CVS) [1].
> Note that this widget is quite popular and apps like anjuta2, mono
> debugger, DiaSCE and others use it. Some of them have simply added it to
> their code using a cut and paste approach. So adding it to the desktop
> release will also reduce code duplication.
> Ciao,
> Paolo
> [1] Gutavo and me are the new maintainer of gtksourceview.

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