Re: Module proposal: GtkGLExt for GNOME 2.22

On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 19:10 +0200, Andreas R� wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Sep 2007, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > Le samedi 22 septembre 2007, �3:57 +0200, Andreas R� a �it :
> >> Hello!
> >>
> >> * Proposal: Include GtkGLExt in the GNOME developer platform.
> >
> > Oh, interesting.
> >
> > Note that it's possible that it will get rejected for the platform if it
> > doesn't go in the desktop for at least one cycle, since we're quite
> > strict about the platform. So maybe you should propose it for the
> > desktop first?
> I'd like to be pragmatic and propose the module to the release set 
> which is the most appropriate. Originally, I didn't think that GtkGLExt 
> should be a Desktop module, because it doesn't "provide user 
> functionality". But now I see that other libraries such as GStreamer, 
> gnome-doc-utils and libsoup are included in the Desktop release set as 
> well - Despite being development libraries, and not providing end user 
> functionality.

Those modules are in the Desktop release set because they are
dependencies of applications that are also in that release set. 

They don't offer any particular guarantees of API/ABI stability, or any
promise that you won't need to port to a new version of the API in the
near future, though some of them aren't too bad. There would be
something odd about saying "Here's a new API for you to use. We don't
recommend that you use it."

I'd much rather see this done properly in GTK+.

>  Since GtkGLExt is a development library, and should be part 
> of the infrastructure / development platform for other modules, the 
> developer platform was originally the release set that I thought would be 
> most appropriate.
> So I'm fine with proposing GtkGLExt as a desktop module, at least for the 
> first development cycle. Generally, more long-term, I think that all 
> development libraries in the desktop release set should be in the 
> developer platform release set, ideally.
> >> However, GtkGLExt is currently unmaintained. I will volunteer to maintain
> >> it if accepted as a GNOME module, and hope to work with the GNOME community
> >> to make it fit in well as a GNOME module.
> >
> > Well, it won't be accepted if it's unmaintained. So you should do things
> > the other way around: start maintaining it before it can get accepted.
> I agree. Should I begin maintaining it in the GNOME infrastructure already 
> now? Any suggestions about how to proceed during this development cycle 
> for a "smooth" inclusion as a new module during this cycle?  :-)
> >> There has also been a lot of discussion about this in bug #119189
> >> "Add OpenGL support to GTK+".
> >
> > I gave a really quick look at the bug, and there doesn't seem to be any
> > decision there. Are there any specific plans?
> There are no decisions or specific plans that I know of yet.
>   - Andreas
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