Re: GVfs status report
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
- Cc: gnome-vfs <gnome-vfs-list gnome org>, gtk-devel-list <gtk-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: GVfs status report
- Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 12:02:32 +0200
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.
> > 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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