Re: [Nautilus-list] Huge nautilus changes coming

But as Havoc, Miguel, and others have already mentioned, libGal and
libEel are both just a mess of reusable functions that the Evolution and
Nautilus teams are splitting out of their respective projects. Both are
currently made up of widgets and such that are constantly changing and
thus need to have a release schedule coinciding with the project they
were ripped out from.

Both of these libraries are also not ready for public use. Once the
widgets are considered ready, they will probably be moved into
gnome-libs, gtk, glib, or wherever they belong. These libraries are not
permanant. They are just a temporary spot for these development widgets
to reside until they are finished.

You are worrying over nothing.


On 04 Apr 2001 16:34:18 +0200, Knut Neumann wrote:
> On 04 Apr 2001 14:21:57 +0200, Zbigniew Chyla wrote:
> > It looks like you're creating "another GAL".
> > All Ximian's apps depend on GAL and from now all Eazel's apps will depend on
> > Eel. Is it really necessary? How many similar GNOME libraries will be
> > created if other companies start writing GNOME apps?
> I very much agree on that. It seems like the gnome-project is splitting
> up in different company-based development branches. Although I think
> Ximian and Eazel are doing a great job on making the gnome desktop
> useable for anyone, both seem to be building there own* special
> libraries on top of gnome-libs, so that it is quite hard for a developer
> (read: developer not involved with gnome) to understand its
> architecture.
> [* understand 'own' as a solution developed mainly by the respective
> company]
> IMHO special nautilus features suitable for all gnome applications
> should go into GAL. I think the gnome project would need a (better)
> layered structure for its libraries, which makes it easy to see which
> feature should be or is provided by which library. And maybe this
> structure should not be provided by a single company, but by a
> consortium of gnome-developers (steering comitee?). Otherwise it may
> happen that the gnome-project just divides up into several smaller
> projects each developing on a larger project (e.g. nautilus, evolution,
> etc) which do not integrate in desktop as a whole.
> Sorry for my english not providing expressions as clear as necessary
> -Knut
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> Physikalische Grundpraktika, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
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