Re: Bonobo Unique Application v5

A Sex, 2003-11-14 s 12:52, Michael Meeks escreveu:
> Hi Gustavo,
> On Thu, 2003-10-30 at 22:27, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro wrote:
> > 	Here's a fresh new patch to implement the "unique application" feature,
> > already discussed in this list.
> 	OK, unfortunately I havn't had time to review this as thoroughly as I'd
> like. However - I'd like the functionality, if you can commit time to
> fixing a few things up before 2.6 then please commit it with the
> following changes:
> 	* bin redundant g_warnings on misc. methods
> 	* remove over commenting - just a few too many here and there
> 	* the new-instance thing should be a special case separate 
> 	  method on the IDL I think (discuss this one)
		Well, I don't see the point of doing this, other than increased
robustness, but it's easy to do anyway.

> 	* would it be nice to have a 'getAppName' thing on the interface
> 	  for a GUI tool to allow poking at running apps ?
		Good point.
> > 	Minor Changes:
> > 
> > 		1. No longer uses BonoboArg<->GValue conversion functions, since their
> > API basically sucks; instead I created new functions for the same
> > purpose, albeit based on the old ones.
> 	If you have a better API for this (doing allocation) please expose it
> in bonobo-arg.h (I'd like to see the patch for that first). Also, we

  Fine, but the new API functions must have different names and old
functions preserved for backward compatibility, correct?

> should really add an API to allow register/unregister external
> conversion functions:
> 	bonobo_arg_add_conversion (GType, to_arg_fn, from_arg_fn);
> 	or somesuch; so we can do more powerful stuff nicely (perhaps in
> libbonoboui) eg. GdkPixbuf <-> CORBA_any (etc.).

  Sounds like a good idea.

> >		2. A GValue containing a CORBA::any is now transported through CORBA
> > as one CORBA::any inside another CORBA::any. 
> 	Sounds fine.
> 	My other concern is that we need to beef up the
> bonobo-activation-server stuff. I'd quite like you to write a tweaking
> tool that allows people to list the running servers, and poke at their
> messages [ if that's feasible ]. I'm particularly interested in the

  That would be interesting.  Need some time, though.  [offtopic: I also
think it would be nice to improve the bonoboui toolbar customization

> multi-display, multi-lang / that sort of angle on all this. Currently
> b-a-s is not good at dealing with these sort of uniqueness factors in a
> sensible way I think.

  I don't mind giving a go at this, even within gnome 2.6 time frame,
but it can be layered on top of the unique application thing, right?  In
that case, I prefer to attack one problem at a time, or I'll get lost.

> 	Anyway, thanks for this - it looks nice :-)
> 	Regards,
> 		Michael.
Gustavo Joo Alves Marques Carneiro
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