Re: Gnome2-VFS

On Monday, June 14, 2004, at 05:07 PM, Ross McFarland wrote:

possible solutions:
    - modify to buildrequires gtk2-devel

i don't think this is necessary.

- modify Gnome2-VFS and/or Gtk2 so that gtk/gtk.h isn't needed to build Gnome2-VFS.

just VFS. it doesn't need to include gtk.h. in fact, i thought we'd already fixed that. :-/

the second case could have larger implications as in the codegen stuff probably shouldn't be part of Gtk2 etc, but i don't know about that.

the problem is that Gtk2::CodeGen special-cases GtkObject, and that makes its code inappropriate for going into Glib.

GtkObjects need to be sunk, so gtk2perl_new_gtkobject() always calls gperl_new_object() with "own" set to true. thus, CodeGen needs to know to treat GtkObjects differently and there's no way around it.

i suppose we could have an extensible Glib::CodeGen, to which Gtk2::CodeGen would add its own types. then packages like Gnome2::VFS could just use Glib::CodeGen directly, and other packages which also add "unique" semantics to GObject could be supported quite easily.

on the other hand, i've never committed a code generator to Glib because i wasn't happy with the generation techniques of Gtk2::CodeGen. it gets the job done, but it's not as elegant and extensible as it could be. ...not that i really want an xml type spec, but still.

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