Re: Pluggable widgets II

On Wed, 20 Dec 2006, Mark McLoughlin wrote:

On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 15:04 +0100, Tim Janik wrote:
On Wed, 20 Dec 2006, Mark McLoughlin wrote:

	With this API the vendor would need to have a gtk module or library
especially for the gnome-panel in order to appoint a new implementation
of PanelMenu.

if he *only* means to change the panel menu yes. if all menus should have
the logo, all apps will need the module/library.

	PanelMenu is a GtkMenu sub-class used by stock gnome-panel.

	Platform vendor Foo implements FooGtkMenu and - via the "foogtk" gtk
module which is loaded by all applications - it appoints FooGtkMenu for

	Foo quickly notices that gnome-panel is not using the customised
GtkMenu implementation. Vendor Foo must then implement a "foopanel" gtk
module which appoints FooPanelMenu for PanelMenu and ensure that this
module is only loaded by gnome-panel.

unless the customizations can be backfolded as general theming improvements
into a theme engine or as new menu/style properties into stock gtk+, yes.

	My point is that Foo would prefer if PanelMenu could automatically
sub-class FooGtkMenu rather than GtkMenu.

with Gtk+ and its object system, that is simply not technically possible.



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