Re: Announcing: Project Ridley

On Mon, 2005-08-22 at 16:10 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> Am Montag, den 22.08.2005, 13:37 +0200 schrieb Rodrigo Moya:
> > there is no reason to force us to do GNOME 3.0, but since many GNOME
> > libraries will be disappearing with Ridley, we might want to call it
> > 3.0, so that we don't have to maintain the old libraries around.
> > 
> > Also, as we deprecate most stuff in libgnome/libgnomeui, we might want
> > to think about the role of those libraries. I would suggest we use them
> > for having high-level desktop oriented things in one place, like, for
> > instance, talking to the panel/window manager/file manager/etc,
> > notifications, services (libgnomeservice), libegg, icon theme.
> > Thus, as we reduce the number of generic libraries by getting them into
> > GTK+, we also reduce the number of specific, high-level libraries, by
> > putting them into libgnome/libgnomeui. Since we'll always need these
> > high-level libraries, instead of killing libgnome*
> > (, it might be much better to
> > change its purpose.
> > 
> > All those would be enough to justify a GNOME 3.0 :)
> Does this also mean that we can get rid of deprecated API like GtkTree,
> GtkCList or GtkFileSelector?

  Maybe just moving deprecated widgets to a separate library, like, would be a better solution?  We'd get well
maintained applications to avoid linking to this library, while at the
same time keeping it around for those apps that just need it and whose
authors are stuburn enough to not want to update.

Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
<gjc inescporto pt> <gustavo users sourceforge net>
The universe is always one step beyond logic

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