Re: Some 2.6 thinking

* Damon Chaplin <damon karuna uklinux net> [2004-04-13 17:00:18 +0100]:

> Are there any cross-platform printing or sound APIs developers can use?
> Or are you suggesting developers use platform-specific code here? That
> is one option, I suppose.

There are many available. 
What we could do is try to choose the "best" one and try write some
libs for common problems (i.e. libgtk-printdialog).

> > GTK+ is about drawing user interfaces, let's keep it that way.
> If we want to build the printing & sound libraries on top of GTK+ that
> is fine. 
What have sound and printing to do with widget handling ?
The only thing is a common "print" dialog. This belongs into a lib 
which uses gtk and some other libs doing the "dirty" work.

> But I think they do need to be built, if we want to push GTK+
> as a real cross-platform development toolkit.

You probably read my oppinion about the cancer monster Qt or the
snipped-collection NSPWL  on glib-devel ?

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