Re: Moving useful stuff into the core toolkit (Was Re: Removing libgnome* from nautilus)

On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 17:48 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> (gah, one more time, this time with the right domain.. please ignore the
> previous mail. sorry)
> (adding gtk-devel-list to the Cc)
> On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 14:22 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > I just branched nautilus because I want to work on a small project I
> > have. I want to remove all uses of libgnome, libgnomeui and all the
> > related libs from nautilus. These are not really important to nautilus
> > anymore, and are a large dependency that we mainly don't need.
> > 
> > Hopefully this shouldn't be to much work. I'll start today with
> > commiting a removal of the last use of bonobo (we currently use it for
> > "unique application" functionallity).
> Cool. As a kinda related question what are your thoughts on moving some
> of the more useful GIO-related UI classes (NautilusOpenWithDialog for
> example) into GTK+? I can see stuff like that being useful in Evolution,
> Firefox, Epiphany etc.
> (There's of course the chicken+egg problem that GTK+ maintainers might
> say they want real users before committing to adding such API. Anyway,
> my personal view is that we should try getting more useful stuff into
> the toolkit. If you build they will come etc. etc. YMMV.)

I would actually need something like this to implement "Send to
removable device" in nautilus-sendto, which people are apparently
missing a lot from Windows.

The original idea was to use a D-Bus service for that:

Operations dialogues offered in GTK+ directly would probably be better
as it would allow people to not have nautilus running for the operation
to work.

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