Re: GMenuModel has landed

On 12/12/2011 03:24 AM, Matthew Brush wrote:
> On 12/11/2011 12:14 PM, Stefan Sauer wrote:
>> On 12/09/2011 01:00 AM, Ryan Lortie wrote:
>>> hi,
>>> Today I landed the GMenuModel work on glib master.  A release will be
>>> following shortly.
>> Just one quick question - why is this in GLib? Is that to allow
>> command-line apps to have a menu?
> I tried to ask this here a day or two ago but had problems, so I asked
> Ryan on IRC. The answer is that it's in GIO rather than GLib and there
> is precedence; GIcon for example.
> My (probably misguided) opinion is that if this type of stuff can't go
> into GTK+ for some reason, there should be a `glib-ui` or `glib-gnome`
> library or something like this.  I have doubts how many apps linking
> to GIO without GTK+ are going to need such a model, either because
> they don't have a UI at all or are using some other toolkit which
> likely provides a mechanism of its own for this.

I think this is not so easy. Having a glib-app library sounds goo, but I
believe we don't want to have too many mini libraries. On the other hand
I wouldn't look for it in gio either.


> Cheers,
> Matthew Brush - Just some guy
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