On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 09:16:10PM -0800, Matthew Brush wrote: > SIMPLE TREE and LIST > It would be great to have simple GtkTree and GtkList widget sitting > ontop of the extremely powerful GtkTreeView API for those many cases > where you just need a basic tree or list box. The new widgets would not > require a book to explain how to use it. I saw a GtkTree in the API > docs but it's deprecated, presumably because it doesn't sit ontop of the > better tree view API. I agree. Most of the time, only basic features of GtkTreeModel and GtkTreeView are needed. But conversely, more advanced features are missing in GtkTreeStore, and are present in GNode. For example, unlink a subtree and relink it at another place. With GtkTreeModel, we have to delete the rows and then reinsert them one by one. The access to the data of the tree is also easier with a GNode, if we want to traverse the tree to find the right place where to insert a new node for instance. It's not difficult to implement a custom GtkTreeModel that uses internally a GNode, but it would be nice to have a GNode-like for GtkTreeView. But I don't know if a lot of applications need this and currently use a custom GtkTreeModel. I've read some discussions (probably on this list) about moving the model of the TreeView in GLib/GIO. But in this case, will the new model be as flexible as the GNode?
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