Re: Extending the GNOME system (ideal)

* Elliot Lee (sopwith redhat com) wrote at 12:51 on 10/11/00:
> On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Alan wrote:
> > Disclaimer: While I am a progammer, I'm not a GNOME/bonobo programmer, so some
> > things here might simply not be possible.  Also, I'm working off of a discussion
> > that occured in a car first thing in the morning, so I might be talking out of
> > my butt :)
> > 
> > Anyway, the discussion went something like this.  Gnumeric does a good job of
> > using various bonobo components to create text, graphs, do spell checking, and
> > so on.  Why not make an entire app out of that.
> [snippage]
> Nautilus pretty much does this type of thing. It doesn't take care of one
> compound document with a bunch of objects inside, but that is really
> impossible to do in a generic manner. The "MS Word inside MSIE" example
> would work fine with Nautilus, though.

Yeah, mathieu even created a hack to get Gnumeric to work inside Nautilus
('View as Spreadsheet'). You could probably do this for many other programs
too (unfortunately, somebody needs to actually write these components).

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