Re: gtkhtml2 vs. gtkhtml1

On 17 Sep 2002, Ali Akcaagac wrote:

> On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 16:48, Malcolm Tredinnick wrote:
> > There is currently one core application that uses gtkhtml2 -- Yelp. And
> > for months now, Yelp has been usable with either version of gtkhtml (1
> > or 2). Mikael has done fantastic work to get around the problem that
> > although gtkhtml2 is theoretically superior, it is not being actively
> > maintained. People truly have the best of both worlds. Evolution is
> > another fairly important GNOME application, so it's not too surprising
> > that we might plot the future with that in mind.
> right i am not speaking of core applications.
> - nautilus-gtkhtml
> - encompass
> - devhelp
> - yelp (has definately a good solution for either choice)
> - atlantis (still new but on freeze because of this situation)

Right - and gtkhtml2 is not likely to go away anytime soon. 

> and probably there are more apps outside that use it. apps that we don't
> know about yet.
> > The discussion here is about what to include in the core platform
> > dependency list -- not about what every third-party application wants,
> > since as explained above, they are not going to be suddenly deprived
> > with respect to the current situation.
> right ... but somehow the situation of gtkhtml2 is unclear to me.
> gtkhtml2 HEAD has been getting some changes over the last couple of
> weeks (not necessarily the a11y stuff). stuff like:
> - 'maybe'
> - 'don't know yet'
> - 'let's see the future'
> or similar things are no answer since my and probably other's work
> depend on this. a clear 'YES' or 'NO' will do it better. if it's 'NO'
> then i can trash my work and go doing something else.

See, the problem here is that at least for a timescale of say 2-3 years
the answer to it is not 'NO' for various reasons but on the other hand it
is hard to give a definate 'YES' that it will continue being widely
deployed and enhanced and not just kept in reasonable shape beyond what
say yelp needs.

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