Re: Understanding applets
- From: Kasper Peeters <t16 nikhef nl>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Understanding applets
- Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 08:21:29 +0200
> If you wanted to write up an API which makes regular apps swallowable,
> or otherwise makes it easier to write dual-purpose apps, then I don't
> think that anyone would mind at all.
No, that's not what I'm suggesting. I would like to see 'being an applet'
be an _extension_ of programs. In this view, applets are _more_, not
less, than normal programs.
To formulate it somewhat differently, in response to Haukur Hreinsson
> An applet is defined as an application program that runs inside another
> application, but cannot be run directly from the operating system.
Why is eg. the cdplayer applet an applet and not a normal program. It
makes perfect sense as something that runs without sitting in the panel.
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