Re: Freeze Break request for gtkmm (API)

On 8/29/07, Jonathon Jongsma <jjongsma gnome org> wrote:
> I'd like to request a API freeze break for gtkmm to add some new API
> (and deprecate the old versions).  The issue is that some of the gdkmm
> cairo helper functions take a reference to a RefPtr instead of a const
> reference.  This makes it impossible to call these functions from
> within other functions that accept const references (see the bug
> report [1] for more information).  I have attached a patch to the bug
> that adds overloaded functions that accept a const reference and
> deprecated the old versions.  In addition I've fixed a TODO in the
> source code, so the new versions of rectangle() and region() that take
> a const reference are now called add_rectangle_to_path() and
> add_region_to_path().  Existing code will continue to work without
> modifications since no API is being removed, only deprecated.  Murray
> has expressed his approval for the patch in the bug report, so I just
> need release-team approval before applying it.

Just some const-correctness fixes?  Sounds safe to me.  1 of 2 approvals.


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