RE: vcard-integration for gnome
- From: Murray Cumming Comneon com
- To: jpr ximian com
- Cc: dobradovic gmx de, nat novell com, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: RE: vcard-integration for gnome
- Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 14:53:57 +0100
> On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 10:11, Murray Cumming Comneon com wrote:
> > > Am 24.11.2003 06:54 schrieb(en) Nat Friedman:
> > > > The module is called evolution-data-server, and I think it
> > > implements
> > > > everything you're talking about.
> > This looks like a bonobo or CORBA server. Is there any particular
> > reason that this needs to be a bonobo server? That does make it
> > difficult to wrap for language bindings.
> We made it a bonobo server to get async and threaded
> communication so we could minimize blocking. The actual bits
> a developer needs are straight C, none of the bonobo bits
> (basically just the POA definition in the instance struct)
> actually need to be wrapped. For instance, the C# bindings
> do this (they don't have a bonobo wrapper either).
This all sounds very good to me. These API don't need 100% scrutiny anyway
because they would go into the Desktop rather than the platform, like
gstreamer currently is. 
I think maybe the APIs should one day be in a GNOME namespace rather than an
evolution namespace, before they are moved into the Developer Platform, but
I don't see a need to worry about that until then. Hopefully we will have
gained lots of experience by then so we can put the most perfect data-store
thingy in the Platform.
 Hopefully gstreamer can move into the Platform for 2.8. I wouldn't like
the waiting-to-get-into-Platform queue to get too big.
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