Re: About the mini-howto I'm writing

Hi Nath:

Checking out gnome-mag's gnome-2-0 branch from CVS works now, but it
will soon stop working since gnome-mag will soon undergo API changes on
HEAD, and gnopernicus will use the new API rather than the old API.

At the moment there is no way that I know of to disable gnopernicus'
magnification and thus remove the gnome-mag dependency.

I see two possible things that could help.

(1) gnome-mag could make its dependency on gtk+ HEAD optional; this
would require some gnome-mag changes, and mean that gnome-mag could only
work in "split screen mode", and not "fullscreen mode", using gtk+-2.0. 
I am not sure how useful that would be other than for demonstration

(2) GARNOME builds for "gnome 2.1" which will eventually become GNOME
2.2 will probably start soon, in which case there will be a GARNOME
solution that includes the newer GTK+.

I think that because gnopernicus is rapidly evolving, and will need some
API that was not ready in GNOME 2.0, sooner or later it will be
necessary to take certain parts of gnome-2.0 from cvs HEAD in order to
build it.  

I haven't used GARNOME yet, so I don't know whether the GARNOME system
can be customized to allow this.  If it can't, then I think we either
have to wait for a newer GARNOME for "2.2", or use some other build



On Wed, 2002-09-18 at 16:17, Nath wrote:
> Hi Bill, Michael & others,
> Then, what to indicate finally in my little text ? 
> Users are not going to build gtk+ 2.2 from cvs because the entire GNOME 2
> environment is been built with GARNOME. The solution I described (check out
> gnome-mag from gnome 2.0 branche) worked well for me. But if you think it's
> better to disable magnification in gnopernicus before building it what is
> to be done to do athat ? Which file to modify ?  And then gnopernicus will
> compile without gnome-mag installed ?
> Thanks.

> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR  ***********
> On 18/09/02 at 13:12 Bill Haneman wrote:
> >On Wed, 2002-09-18 at 13:41, Michael Meeks wrote:
> >
> >> 	We probably need to recommend not using magnifier support, and make the
> >> gnome-mag support in gnopernicus optional. Building a multi-head gtk+ is
> >> just too difficult for most users.
> >
> >Hi Michael:
> >
> >Why do you say that?  I am not aware of any recent difficulties building
> >gtk+ HEAD.  There was a brief period when gtk+ HEAD would not build with
> >Xft-1, but that is the only non-trivial build problem with gtk+ that I
> >can recall having since the 2.0 release.  I can't have been _that_
> >lucky...
> >
> >Also, gtk+ HEAD will build fine with pango-1.0 and glib's gnome-2-0
> >branch AFAIK, so if there are problems with pango and/or glib HEAD they
> >need not impact us here.  I also expect that gtk+ 2.2 is fast
> >approaching release, which should further improve stability and ensure
> >that any remaining build issues are solved.
> >
> >-Bill
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