From: Martin Sevior (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 21:56:24 EST
On Wed, 2003-02-05 at 11:01, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> > I also tend not to want more library dependencies.
> > What about adding this stuff only for the Gnome
> > build?
> This defeats the proposed purposes for using glade.
> Win32 has RC files to aide in the creation and storage
> of dialogs, created by DevC.
> Cocoa has NIB files to aide in the creation and
> storage of dialogs, created by InterfaceBuilder.
> I see no difference in using glade on the unix
> platforms. Further, it is a standard library installed
> by every Linux distribution.
> Ideally, using glade will enable us to make prettier,
> more user-friendly HIG-complaint dialogs with less
> fuss and more quickly. If this comes at the expense of
> some user not knowing that his AbiWord is linked
> against libglade (coz in all likelihood it's already
> installed) then so be it. It's a trade-off that I'm
> more than willing and eager to make in order that our
> product comes off looking more polished and friendly
> with (potentially significantly) less effort.
> Adding a 100k library dependancy for these purposes
> should not be construed as bloat.
I basically 100% agree with Dom and I'm looking forward to HIG - ized
dialogs starting with Format Footnotes :-)
I finally read a bit of it and it's clear that doing this properly is
much more easily done with glade.
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-- Martin Sevior <firstname.lastname@example.org> University of Melbourne
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