RE: Why was GtkCList deprecated?

On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 12:52 -0800, Ian Puleston wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Emmanuele Bassi
> > 
> > On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 04:05 -0800, 198710 wrote:
> > > "GtkCList has been deprecated since GTK+ 2.0 and should not be used
> > 
> > so I'd suggest you read the documentation
> > for the TreeView - there's not much you cannot do with it.
> That's true, but GtkTreeView is pretty heavy duty and overkill for a lot of
> (most?) purposes. I've used it quite a lot now and every time I have to go
> back to the docs and look at other examples to work out what the heck all
> the models, iters, paths etc. are doing. It would be nice if we had some
> simpler standardized widgets that implemented simple list views (like
> GtkList and maybe GtkCList, although I don't know that one) that could use
> GtkTreeView behind the scenes, acting as a font-end to it and providing a
> nice simple to use API.

a SimpleList widget, wrapping most of the TreeView MVC implementation in
a simple API is already planned and developed by Kris - also taking into
account the similar API implemented by high level languages bindings
like Python and Perl; as soon as he finishes it, he'll send it to the
gtk-devel-list for review. hopefully, in time for 2.16.


Emmanuele Bassi,

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