Re: Why is GCompletion deprecated

On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 14:49 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 15:26 +0200, Xavier Claessens wrote:
> > 1) I can think a bazillion of UIs that do/should have completion.
> the fact that nobody implemented them using GCompletion should give a
> hint that: a) this is not a shared opinion and b) it probably wasn't
> possible with GCompletion.

You know this categorically?

Under my own submission, the GtkEntryCompletion does cover most things I
ever needed. But I was quite surprised to read Xavier's email this
morning. I would have thought this was quite useful/used.

> >  Maybe 
> > they can do that completion with something else than GCompletion, but 
> > then the deprecation warning in the gtk-doc should point to that other 
> > API. Probably GtkEntryCompletion is useful here, but can it be used with 
> > editable GtkTextView (what empathy uses to write IM)?
> please, come up with a better API; since I very much doubt you can fix
> GCompletion to actually be useful for everyone, it would still require a
> deprecation of the GCompletion API.

I am curious as to what the reasoning was here?

Also, it is hardly in the open community spirit to tell people to "come
up with a better API" and then follow that with doubt that it will be

> > Surely good reasons where discussed with the community before 
> > deprecating the API, but I didn't find public discussion. If I missed 
> > it, please just give me the link ;-)
> I seem to have lost the memo requiring public discussion with the
> community for a maintainership decision. probably my bad. can you point
> me to it?

Again, I think this is quite uncalled for. All Xavier is asking for is
possible evidence that this was discussed openly. If that doesn't exist,
then it only takes a moment to be polite and say so. Being sarcastic is
really not professional and I am quite tired of this rhetoric.


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