Re: Announcing: Project Ridley

On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 10:53 -0400, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> JP Rosevear <jpr novell com> writes:
> > I'm also for this, right now we are using multiple networking libraries
> > and we fix the same bugs in multiple places.  I think its odd as a
> > platform we have no "official" way to great an http/network connection
> > (yes libsoup is in the platform for evolution, but for instance
> > gnome-vfs uses neon).
> It sounds great to have a networking library on our platform, but I am
> pretty confident that it shouldn't be part of glib or GTK+.  Project
> Ridley is primarily about getting widgets back into the widget library,
> and making that library comprehensive.

We have an entire object/type system in glib, I don't think a simple
network API is beyond the scope of glib.  It doesn't need to be all of
gnome-vfs, just a layer gnome-vfs and others can use.

> We can start a larger conversation about what the platform needs, and
> we're probably overdue for that.


JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
Novell, Inc.

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