RE: About dialog API
- From: Matthias Clasen <maclas gmx de>
- To: martyn 2 russell bt com
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: RE: About dialog API
- Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 12:01:28 +0200 (MEST)
> Also, I have thought of a few properties not yet mentioned. I use GTK to
> write commercial applications, and the things that are important on the
> about box, are:
> * license name
> * license / serial number
> * company
> * company logo
> So already, you have two logos and another three options. If this was
> to ONE call of gtk_about_dialog_show() it would definitely be a lot to
> The idea of two logo's is important. Perhaps you may want more than two?
> see this being used in applications which may adhere to one or more
> standards and want those logos on their about box. But primarily, two
> would be important for the company that wrote the software to put their
> image on the about box and an image for the customer's logo (similar to
> Internet Explorer allows ISP's to have their logos on distributions).
Hmm, maybe About dialogs for commercial products are a bit different from
GnomeAbout currently provides ? I have never seen this form of individual
in about boxes of commercial products, but the secondary "Credits" dialog is
with the current GnomeAbout.
> Also, until recently, my about box had a title of "About". This was
> up and it was changed to "About <appname>". Would we expect the developer
> to get the window and set the title themselves or have this as a parameter
> API call?
The current code already produces "About <appname>", where appname is taken
appname provided in the _show() call, falling back to
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