Re: Getting libgnome* into shape
- From: Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>
- To: Jon Trowbridge <trow ximian com>
- Cc: Jacob Berkman <jacob ximian com>, George <jirka 5z com>, gnome-2-0 <gnome-2-0-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Getting libgnome* into shape
- Date: 30 Aug 2001 19:43:24 +0200
On Thu, 2001-08-30 at 19:13, Jon Trowbridge wrote:
> On Thu, 2001-08-30 at 11:54, jacob berkman wrote:
> > with just C api, 2 libraries / applications cannot use features of each
> > other. ie, gal cannot call eel functions if eel calls gal functions.
> > however, if the glue between them is simply bonobo, they actually can
> > use each other, instead of the one-way dependency tree we now have.
> So we can have a complex dependency graph rather than a dependency
> tree... is this a good thing? Would we want to do such a thing even if
> we could?
> (This is not a flame... I'm honestly curious if there are really cases
> where this would be worthwhile.)
well, I don't think the example (eel talking with gal and viceversa) was
very good. But what Jakob says makes a lot of sense when trying to make
talk Evolution and Nautilus, for instance. With C APIs, you'll have a
circular dependency, whereas with Bonobo, the only dependency is Bonobo
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> - <rodrigo ximian com>
http://www.gnome-db.org/ - http://www.ximian.com/
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