Re: gnome-ifying PenguinTV

On Fri, 2006-03-03 at 21:41 -0600, James Cape wrote: 
> On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 14:09 -0500, Owen Williams wrote:
> > I write an RSS-reader / podcast catcher called PenguinTV, and one day
> > I'd like to try to propose it for inclusion in the GNOME desktop.  I've
> > been working hard on getting it to use gettext, gnome-vfs, gconf, and
> > other gnome system libraries, but I'm not sure if I've covered all of
> > the bases.
> > 
> > I'm currently working on the next version of PenguinTV, and I was
> > wondering if other developers or users in the GNOME community could take
> > a look at the version in CVS and give me feedback on it from a GNOME
> > perspective.  I'd rather not propose it officially and have it get
> > smacked down because of something obvious.
> > 
> > thanks,
> > Owen Williams
> >
> It's my understanding that the only current desktop app which uses
> gtkhtml is evolution, and there were rumblings about making it use Gecko
> but for the lack of an editor -- Yelp and DevHelp used to, but both of
> those switched to gecko.

The problem with gecko is that it is currently broken for python.  The
older versions don't return the correct type for URL clicks (a very
important feature!) and newer versions have a new API which is
unsupported.  So right now I can't use mozilla.

Thanks for the comments,

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