Re: glib+orbit

On 9 Jan 2000, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> writes:
> > I am trying to get a g_timeout to work with orbit. I have looked through
> > the gconf code, and kinda figured out to do it, but it seems very genaric.
> > why is this code not in orbit itself?
> >
> What do you mean get a g_timeout to work with ORBit? The timeout has
> nothing to do with ORBit.

I want the corba object to shut itself down after a certen amount of

> > also, a GMainLoop question.
> > in gconfd, the global var main_loops is defined. Why does it exist? I
> > spent the last few hours trying to figure out how GMainLoop works (there
> > is like no dox on it), and it looks like there can only ever be one main
> > loop, so why does main_loops exist? (or was this code copied out of gtk,
> > the only other place I could find it?)
> > 
> The main_loop object only exists so you can specify which one to
> quit. A common problem in GTK programming is that you have a modal
> dialog with a recursive main loop; you want to be sure you quit the
> secondary loop and not the original loop.

Ahh. I see. so, it is kinda a fancy counter to keep track of how many
loops in you are.

> Havoc

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