Re: Working on 119189 this weekend

2009/2/6 Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com>:
> 2009/2/5 C.J. Adams-Collier <cjac colliertech org>:
>> Hey all,
>> I'm planning some time to work on 119189 this weekend.  I'm going to
>> see if I can put together a patch to add gtkgl.c and friends into gtk.
>> Behdad has suggested (and correct me if I've got this wrong, Behdad)
>> that he feels that instead of creating a dedicated OpenGL drawing
>> widget (similar to GtkDrawingArea), it would be better to add a method
>> to the API which allows a widget to be imbued with the ability to have
>> OpenGL primitives drawn to it.
>> What are your thoughts?
> I agree with Behdad. A GL widget may be handy for the few applications
> that can use such a thing, it doesn't have a particularly strong
> reason to live in gtk itself.
> On the other hand, I don't want to make you too much hope for landing
> any new drawing api, before the clientside window work has been
> settled and landed.

I would like to point out that while I agree with Matthias, I think is
still worth working on it and you should go ahead with your
Libglade is an example of a quite useful library that was outside of
Gtk+ all these years before GtkBuilder came along and it's been an
essential part of most major Gtk+ applications.

I think you should try out your ideas and keep us up to date here in
the list with your progress, and of course, follow the advice of
people like Behdad and Matthias.

The library being out of Gtk+ shouldn't stop your willingness to contribute ;-)

Un saludo,
Alberto Ruiz

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