Re: Replacing Imlib in the GNOME libraries

Miguel de Icaza <> writes:
> * The library split
> -------------------
> Here is where problems begin from the binary compatibility with older
> software point of view.  
> I think we can split gnomeui to address this.  For the purpose of this
> discussion I will use some sample names: 
> 	libgnomeui-simple.a:
> 		Would contain only GdkPixBuf/ArtPixBuf code.
> 		No knowledge on GdkImlib at all.
> 	libgnomeui.a:
> 		Would be libgnomeui-simple.a plus the wrapper functions.
> Does this sound good?

I don't think we should go this way.  This'll cause a long term
renaming of `libgnomeui' to `libgnomeui-simple'.  My suggestion would
be to introduce a new API altogether for the ArtPixbuf stuff.  So,
instead of

        GdkImlibImage *gnome_canvas_load_alpha(char *)


        ArtPixbuf *gnome_canvas_load_picture(char *)

We can move all the GdkImlib functions declarations into
gnome-compat.h, and flag them as obsolete.

- Hari
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