Re: is gnome-canvas actively maintained ?
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Chipzz ULYSSIS Org
- Cc: Tim Janik <timj gtk org>, "gtk-devel-list gnome org" <gtk-devel-list gnome org>, Stefan Kost <kost imn htwk-leipzig de>, "desktop-devel-list gnome org" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: is gnome-canvas actively maintained ?
- Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 09:09:03 +0100
On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 04:33 +0100, Chipzz wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Tim Janik wrote:
> > From: Tim Janik <timj gtk org>
> > Subject: Re: is gnome-canvas actively maintained ?
> > On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Stefan Kost wrote:
> > > hi hi,
> > >
> > > can anyone with some good understanding of gnome-canvas please look at:
> > > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=156156
> > as you already said in the bug report, gnome-canvas needs more fixing
> > than simply calling g_object_new_valist() here.
> > and no, gnome-canvas is definitely not actively maintained.
> > it'd actually need some serious fixing and partial redesigns, not
> > all of which would be source/binary compatible. so at this point,
> > the correct thing to do is to recommend not using gnome-canvas anymore
> > and to come up with a suitable replacement (there're some attempts at
> > that in CVS).
> I'm not sure what you're saying here, but I don't think throwing gnome-
> canvas straight out of the window would be a good solution here either.
> libgnomecanvas is actually one of the few *gnome* libraries which IS
> actually portable beyond *NIX/X, and I'm not sure about the other canvas-
> ses - which may be a shame.
> BUT, given the amount of alternative canvasses, I would think a (partial)
> redesign of gnomecanvas may be in order for the next mayor release of
FooCanvas is portable. Gnumeric uses it, even on Win32.
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