Re: [gtk-list] Re: Proposal for a new project

On Tue, May 13, 1997 at 02:16:29PM -0500, Shawn T Amundson wrote:
> Words Of Otto Hammersmith:
> >
> >To that end, I can arrange web and ftp space, and possibly more
> >mailing lists, if need be.  I also have some free time I can devote to
> >administrative-type things.
> How about a good WWW interface to the gtk-list archives right on
> redhat?  The discuss archive is not threaded, etc, etc.


Happy now?

Elliot wasn't here the last time someone asked, so I couldn't just
walk over and ask him.  It's all just a matter of timing.

> I should say now I've secretly been working on a GTK web page
> of my own, which is starting to fill out.  Take a look:
> Keep in mind I'm still working on the details.

Very cool.

I'd love to see a comprehensive widget reference.. just two lines on
what the widget does, the "public" functions and maybe the structs
involved.  ctags and less helps a lot but it's an awful lot of typing
just to look up one thing. :)

> >Now my opinion on the whole thing... :)
> >
> >I've seen plenty of net-projects die.. either from inactivity or from
> >flame-wars.  I'm especially wary about this one, since a lot of the
> >success of the Gimp (and equally GTK) has been the small centralized
> >development team.
> >
> >I'd say the majority of the usefulness behind such a beast would be to
> >reduce duplication of effort... certainly not a pipeline for flamewars
> >over how something should be done or look or whatever.
> >
> >So, I suppose, I want to know what everyone else on this list thinks
> >at this point.  Comments?
> I'd contribute to such a venture.  I think it makes more sence to 
> make an C++ interface to GTK that is somewhat similar (but all it's 
> own) to Qt to make porting and convincing people easier.  But I'm 
> not much of a C++ programmer (or C for that matter).

I think a C++ interface is a good idea, and it certainly wouldn't hurt
to make it Qt compatible... it seems GTK would map to a Qt-like C++
interface quite well.

That said, decent Python and Perl interfaces are just as important as
a good C++ interface...


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