Re: GTK+ Future timelines and features, help needed ???
- From: Derek Simkowiak <dereks kd-dev com>
- To: "William M. Perry" <wmperry aventail com>
- Cc: Bryan Patrick Coleman <bpcolema uncg edu>,gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GTK+ Future timelines and features, help needed ???
- Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 11:55:53 -0700 (PDT)
-> One thing that I would LOVE to see is a general review of all the widgets,
-> and make them expose most of their functionality through arguments.
This sounds like JavaBeans. If we used the GtkArg system and had
a JavaBeans-like spec, we could even make the object's functionality show
up at runtime.
-> way language bindings could have a generic interface to things using
-> gtk_object_setv / gtk_object_getv instead of having to access things inside
-> the structure directly.
Besides language bindings, IDEs (and people :) would be able to
realize a widget's functionality without any prior knowledge of the widget
(I'm thinking of the beanbox here).
Only thing is, to use 3rd-party widgets in this manner (which is
what beans are really good for) we would need some kind of plug-in or
shared object standard to compare to Java's ability to load an arbitrary
.class or .jar file. Hmm, I haven't really thought this through...
-> I'd be willing to help on this, but I'm not sure when I'm going to have
-> time. I'm looking at taking another few months off from work in late
-> february, so I might be able to find time then.
Hey Bill, how are things at Aventail :)? (We met briefly at Spry)
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