Re: Devel strategy of the file selection dialogs?

Biswapesh Chattopadhyay <biswapesh_chatterjee tcscal co in> writes:
> I went through the file selection docs for Java, Qt, GTK+, KDE,
> OpenOffice, GTK (current), etc. Since no-one seems to have done anything
> concrete about this yet, I thought I'd start the stuff off with a (very
> rough) interface (+ bits of the implementation). The code is attached
> below, along with a README (around 10K in total - I hope that's OK for
> the MLs). It is also pretty well-documented, and the simple file based
> backend is almost 100% implemented, because I wanted to give people a
> feel of what I'm trying to achieve. The design is pretty closely
> modelled on the Swing API.

Anders has a bit of stuff in libegg too. Maybe you guys should talk?
I don't think he has a huge amount of progress yet.

> The interface is very incomplete (esp. the actual file selector API is
> virtually non-existent) but I thought it might be a good idea to get
> some opinions on this so that I don't waste a lot of time moving in an
> entirely wrong direction.
> So, can someone review this stuff (keeping in mind that it's very
> incomplete and alpha) to check if I've got the basics right ? Or is this
> totally off ? I'd be grateful for any comments.

I'm sure there will be no shortage of opinions! ;-)


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