[Nautilus-list] Re: What about gal && eel into GNOME 2.0?

On 20Jun2001 09:43AM (-0400), Jody Goldberg wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 10:41:18AM +0200, Carlos Perell? Mar?n wrote:
> > Hello, What will happen with gal && eel?
> > Will be it included into gnome 2.0 libs?
> There are two questions here
> 1) merge GAL & EEL
> This seems like a reasonable idea, but will require resources.

I'm not so sure it is - both are API-unstable libraries that are
mostly only used in programs whose developers have a close
relationship with the respective maintainers. Merging them now would
only inflict unnecessary churn on all of these projecs.

It's true that EEL and GAL solve a couple of the same problems, but
they serve their customers better as separate libraries for now.

> 2) Move GAL, EEL, or the combiniation into gnome-libs-2
> Commenting only for GAL, I would prefer to see that done in 2.1.
> GAL is still under active development and is not ready for the api
> freeze that would be required by inclusion in gnome-libs.  However,
> parts of it would be moveable, potentially even into gtk.  I would
> especially like to see the colour combo and support moved.  That
> seems like a commonly used widget that others will want access to.
I think the best approach is to gradually merge the more mature parts
of both libraries into the existing modules where they would make
sense over time. I can't speak for GAL, but EEL at least has code that
might someday be appropriate for glib, gtk+, libgnome(ui), libart,
gdk-pixbuf, gnome-vfs, libxml, etc.

On the other hand, some code in EEL might become deprecated once we
all move to Gtk 2, which will provide support for antialiased text in
a much saner way, for instance.



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