Re: ANNOUNCE: PonG 0.11 "Ni"

> Could we consider making this part of the official gnome libraries? It's
> usefulness comes close to that of libglade. It will also encourage and help
> developers to switch over to GConf. And it contribute's towards Gnome's goal of
> "making application development easy".
> > A new PonG (v 0.11) is out.  If you wonder what PonG is:
> >
> > PonG is a library and a GUI tool for creating preference dialogs with a
> > minimum of coding.  The description of the gconf keys and widgets are written
> > in an XML file that is read at runtime and the dialog is created and gconf
> > magic is done.  All you have to do on your side is listen for gconf changes.
> > It also allows the preference dialogs to be run from a different program and
> > actually even from the command line.  It would also allow a registry editor
> > to run the correct preference dialog for some keys.  It also allows automatic
> > creation of GConf schema files, so you can do all your preference work with a
> > GUI tool.

Once upon a time, GnomePropertyBox was invented to let all applications' preference
dialogs share a common look, but somehow it didn't catch on. It looks like everyone is
implementing their own flavour of prop windows (even nautilus and evolution do so).
If I didn't get something wrong here (GPB is not deprecated, right?),I'd suggest using 
GnomePropertyBox in pong before recommending it (pong) for widespread use.

Also, this might be an opportunity to add a switch to GnomePropertybox that toggles
tree view vs. the current notebook container, but that's another topic..


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