Re: GVfs status report

On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 11:03 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> Hey Alex,
> On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 11:35 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > After some time away from GVfs I'm now back working on it. In order to
> > get people to start looking at it I'm sending this status report. I'll
> > also try to send more regular status reports in the future.
> <snip>
> > If we want to use gvfs in Gnome 2.21 there are two possibilities:
> > 1) Release next glib before the next Gtk+ release
> > 2) Temporary ship gio in a separate module, which we later move to glib
> >   (pkg-config should magically make this work for users as long as the 
> >   packages etc conflict properly) 
> > 
> > Both of these have the disadvantage that we can't use gio in
> > Gtk+. There are a bunch of UI helper dialogs etc that would be nice to
> > have there, but they are not critical.
> The latter woul mean some GNOME applications losing authentication
> support in the migration if they don't implement that portion of the
> code themselves.

Authentication is a bit different in gvfs vs gnome-vfs, but yes, that is
one of the helper things that would be nice to have in Gtk+. It could be
handled in a libeel kind of way though.

> Would it be completely out of the question to have a GTK+ release for
> the sake of gio/gvfs?

I don't really have a say here...

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