Re: gnome-recent, ready to rock

On Wed, 2001-12-05 at 23:41, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller <Uraeus linuxrising org> writes:
> > Since no one is saying anything Chema I think that must mean that it is
> > ok for you to add this really cool addition :)
> No, at least I was just waiting for the release team to do the saying
> of something. ;-) /me pokes release team
> We can easily put this feature in GAL or libgnomedesktop or what have
> you for now, and add it to libgnome post-2.0. libgnome 2.2 doesn't
> have to be really far in the future.

I think putting it into GAL seems like a good idea since this is
something which is especially usefull for Office apps and most of our
office apps already link to GAL. 

> James, I hope you won't find that discouraging - this is work that
> needs doing, but we need to be sure APIs get proper
> discussion/testing, and that they stop moving at some point so we can 
> get the user desktop off the ground. The only way to do that is to be
> really strict about the freeze, otherwise there's always "one more
> thing" :-/
> I'm already upset about 4 or 5 tiny fixes I really would like to make
> to GTK, but the freeze keeps me from doing so...
> What we could do for now is put the API either in its own tiny shared
> lib, or in say that lib in gnome-core that has the ditem in it; then
> we can try it out and start using it in a few places right away.
> Hope that makes sense.
> Havoc
> _______________________________________________
>>On Wed, 2001-12-05 at 09:46, Chema Celorio wrote:
>> Hello guys,
>> I know this is not the best time to propose adding API into 
>> libgnomeui but this is an offer you are not going to be able 
>> to resist ;-).
>> gnome-recent provides with functionality for apps to handle the 
>> recently opened files. Snorp wrote it during the past week and i 
>> think it is more than ready to go in. He also wrote a sample 
>> application to test the code. You can get both the sample app and the
>> gnome-recent code from the gnome CVS module "gnome-recent". It 
>> handles notification of files opened
>> across different instances of an app, so that you always get the same
>> list and will provide us with a global opened documents menu.
>> Since this is an API addition, this will not break any apps. I would
>> like for everyone to consider adding this functionality into 
>> libgnomeui and discussing the API, althouh I am aware that it might 
>> be a bit too late.
>> regards,
>> Chema

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