Re: bonobo deprecation status?

Evolution and EDS uses bonobo.

Ross is currently working on merging his EDS DBus port with HEAD and
that would land in GNOME 2.22 only.

Apart from this, Evolution uses libbonoboui for menus and toolbars,
which we are planning to remove in GNOME 2.22. Evolution also uses
bonobo for querying components (Mail, Calendar, Task, Memo, Contacts)
via bonobo. We haven't yet thought about the removal of this, but should
be possible in the same time frame.


On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 17:39 +0200, Jani Monoses wrote:
> Brian Cameron wrote:
> > Jani:
> > 
> > Currently at-spi depends on Bonobo and exposes some Bonobo interfaces via its
> > header files.  This would probably need some rework before libbonobo could
> > completely go away.  There has been some talk, I think, about using D-Bus
> > instead.  However, I don't know of any plans at the moment to rewrite this.
> I know there have been talks regarding at-spi and bonobo going back a few years
> (KDE was interested, and more recently OLPC). But as I get it, it's a lot of work.
> I was thinking whether there are apps that use bonobo APIs that are not too hard
> to convert, which could only be done with D-Bus without the need to write
> additional new code as it's required for at-spi.
> Vino is an example of using bonobo, and AFAIR gnome-session only links to bonobo
> to start vino. There may be other modules for which the conversion is straightforward
> even if not trivial. The only case I know of a conversion is gnome-vfs. If there are
> other successful ones they may serve as an example for even more similar work.
> thanks
> Jani
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