Re: Getting libgnome* into shape

Unfortunately this applies to all and any apis, including bonobo-config.
Using corba interface X to achieve Y is still an api - sorry, this
argument just doesn't cut it.

On 29 Aug 2001, Joe Shaw wrote:

> On 29 Aug 2001 14:56:18 +0100, Sander Vesik wrote:
> > Does it matter? I mean *REALLY* matter? We can all argue about this until
> > the Sun becomes a red giant, but i remain extremely unconvinced it is an
> > issue we ned to have large discussions and arguments over.
> Sure, it matters. An implicit dependency is nicer because what's behind
> it becomes an implementation detail. It's just like imposing the policy
> of having private structures and using an accessor API instead of
> messing with the structure directly, which we can all agree is
> beneficial: just look at gnome-libs 1.x and it's explicit dependency on
> Imlib.
> > 	a) application authors like gconf and use apps that use them,
> > 	   an no amount of bonobo-config pushing in libgnome will change 
> > 	   that
> That's fine, because that's implemented on an app-by-app basis. It's not
> imposed on all application developers by the platform.
> > So it's largely un extremely unimportant minor detail definately not worth
> > any of the fanfare and time spent on it.
> Until, 3 or 4 or n years down the road we decide that gconf isn't
> adequate for our configuration database and we have to go and break
> everything again (see for reference gnome_config_*)
> Joe


I haven't been vampired. You've been Weatherwaxed.

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]