Re: What will replace bonobo?
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: "Andrés "G. Aragoneses\"" <knocte gmail com>
- Cc: gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: What will replace bonobo?
- Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 09:48:48 +0100
On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 18:30 -0500, "Andrés G. Aragoneses" wrote:
Dbus is not a direct replacement for bonobo.
There is no exact replacement of bonobo as such. However, various
technologies can be used for some things that bonobo can do. DBus can
for instance be used for low bandwidth IPC.
However, the main usecase of bonobo, which is embedding one application
in another (say mine-sweeper in gnumeric, or (slighly more useful) a dia
diagram in gnumeric) just is not used all that much. So, the lack of a
direct replacement is not a large problem. The few apps that require
this can keep using bonobo.
I don't know what the current plan for bonobo use in the panel is, but a
replacement could probably use a simple wrapper around GtkPlug/GtkSocket
if it needs out of process applets.
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