Re: GNOME Namespace Management - ARC & GNOME


On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 11:06 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> > Brian Cameron wrote:
> >> One thing that makes GNOME a little easier to deal with is that
> >> most Sun customers do not build their own applications using the
> >> GTK+/GNOME stack.  Further, Sun discourages customers from
> >> depending on (linking against, for example) the GTK+/GNOME stack
> >> since the GNOME community doesn't provide strong enough stability
> >> guarantees.
> >
> > That's a shame but understandable.
> No, it's a vague statement, which is even contradicted later when he says
> that SUN do in fact recommend GTK+ and libglade. It's important to be
> precise. Maybe we are talking about libraries that are not part of GNOME
> or not part of the GNOME Developer Platform.

Sun will always strongly support and encourage the use of Java as *the*
development platform, period. If that wasn't obvious, I don't know what

However, that being said, we do have the following libraries with a
higher interface level - GTK+, Pango, Atk, Glib and libglade. We do that
because we are more confident that the interfaces will more carefully
managed to maintain API and ABI compatibility moving forward. Everything
else on the stack is almost treated as 'pot luck' by comparison,
although there is nothing stopper a 3rd party from developing with these


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