Re: gnome-recent, ready to rock

On Wed, 2001-12-05 at 09:46, Chema Celorio wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I know this is not the best time to propose adding API into libgnomeui
> but this is an offer you are not going to be able to resist ;-).
> gnome-recent provides with functionality for apps to handle the recently
> opened files. Snorp wrote it during the past week and i think it is more
> than ready to go in. He also wrote a sample application to test the
> code. You can get both the sample app and the gnome-recent code from the
> gnome CVS module "gnome-recent". It handles notification of files opened
> across different instances of an app, so that you always get the same
> list and will provide us with a global opened documents menu.
> Since this is an API addition, this will not break any apps. I would
> like for everyone to consider adding this functionality into libgnomeui
> and discussing the API, althouh I am aware that it might be a bit too
> late.

As a new type, I think that this should be GTK+2-compliant. That means
that the parameters to gnome_recent_new() should be properties that can
be provided to g_object_new().

At the very least it should have a gnome_recent_construct() function,
like gnome_about_construct(), for language bindings.

Murray Cumming
murrayc usa net

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