Re: Designing "Finding and Reminding"
- From: Federico Mena Quintero <federico gnome org>
- To: Colin Walters <walters verbum org>
- Cc: gnome-shell-list <gnome-shell-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Designing "Finding and Reminding"
- Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 21:13:36 -0500
On Tue, 2011-05-03 at 19:32 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> If we're modifying applications, the focus should be on adding API to
> GTK+ to accommodate whatever it is the design calls for. In this
> case, GtkRecentManager seems like a good fit.
"Normal" apps which deal with files already use GtkRecentManager to log
the files you edit. Zeitgeist in turn monitors your
~/.recently-used.xbel and populates its log from it. So, those apps
don't need changes.
It's certainly possible to modify GtkRecentManager to log to Zeitgeist
directly, and keep it as a wrapper API. But for now, things work
perfectly as they are.
Apps which don't deal in files don't use GtkRecentManager, and *those*
do require changes to log to Zeitgeist directly. Web browsers, IM
clients, etc. The Zeitgeist-dataproviders are exactly this kind of
extensions to various apps.
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