Re: A New GNOME Order

Op dinsdag 06-03-2007 om 14:01 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Esben
> I fear we are not setting correct guidelines for GNOME applications.
> It would be very nice with a policy of separating the core and UI
> throughout GNOME. This does not only mean applications using
> libraries; this means using daemons as the core of every application.
> This is proper engineering and gives a very good and powerful base.
> An example is epiphany; by having a browser client core, you can
> connect many different interfaces to the core and browse the same open
> URLs'. Manipulating the data from a terminal is also a breeze. 

Thanks for the compliment, on behalf of the Epiphany team. :)

> A system wide download daemon, in the same spirit as f.ex mldonkey
> lets every application feed a URL, torrent, etc. to the daemon and you
> can get notified when the download completes with the notification
> daemon.

What you are looking for is this:

> A system wide audio player daemon, in the same spirit as xmms2, using
> gstreamer of course;).
> The list goes on and on. 
> We need to use the UNIX power more and we can should foster different
> interfaces to very powerful cores, which would satisfy everybody. A
> user interface should be just that; an interface, but the core should
> be able to handle more than simple operations.
> I'm all for the cute GNOME applications, but I think we're not using
> the power that is available to us. 
Reinout van Schouwen

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