On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 06:39:56PM -0300, bulia byak wrote:
> On 6/7/05, Bryce Harrington <bryce@...> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 11:38:32AM -0400, mental@... wrote:
> > > Of course GtkAction does lack some nicities we've hacked on
> > > ourselves since the fork -- we'd have to see whether those could be
> > > preserved in such a switch.
> > Do you know offhand what those features are?
> I think the more important question is not whether it will preserve
> what we have, but rather, whether it will add something really good
> which we don't have (and can't easily add). If it won't, the incentive
> to switch will be very small, and it will likely become another
> lingering never-finished project that only increases the enthropy in
> the codebase.
My opinion is that it isn't worth switching to until SPDesktop is
converted to gtkmm (which looks like a pretty sizeable project). It
does have some new capabilities that could not be implemented with the
verb system, but it would take additional work to take advantage of
those things anyway. The main advantage to the system is that it's the
standard way to do things.
The GAction stuff is actually very straightforward coding, and Jizzbug
and I got it all pretty much completed. It would need to be brought up
to date with changes to shortcuts introduced since it was coded, but
that would probably only take an hour or two to do. The problem is just
that it depends on SPDesktop being converted over to gtkmm.