Re: GApplication is going away

On Thu, 2010-09-02 at 16:37 +0200, Ryan Lortie wrote:
> Hello
> GApplication is going to be removed from GLib soon.
> This was decided at GUADEC, but due to some external factors (vacation
> and other projects at work) the task of replacing it has proceeded
> slowly.  Add to that that it's really a difficult task to get right.
> The short story is this: anyone who is using GApplication right now is
> going to have a bumpy ride in the near future.  You may want to consider
> going back to libunique for this cycle.

Define "this cycle".

> I am going to try hard to get the replacement in a state that it can be
> merged before the glib release (still planned for this month) but I may
> not succeed.  In fact, I'm not sure that I want to succeed -- we're
> planning a glib release for December already and a few more months of
> review might produce a better product in the end.
> If we decided to remove GApplication support entirely then we will
> probably also remove the related classes that were added for it.

I see a lot of details about it going away, but at no point do I see
anything about _why_. It was discussed, implemented, then used by
applications. Why the sudden change of heart? What did we do wrong in
the process that we need to remove it and replace it now?


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