Non-public method used in xfce?

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Wed Mar 10 23:43:45 CET 2004

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Olivier Fourdan wrote:

> If I look at libxfcegui4 from CVS HEAD, I see a bunch of calls to _gtk*
> methods (typically gtkicontheme.c and gtkiconthemeparser.c)
> Then, if I look at corresponding gtk header files, all these are said to
> be "non-public" methods.
> Am I missing something obvious or are we really using non public calls
> from xfce4 (CVS HEAD)? I sincerely hope it's not the case...

i'll give it a second look, but i don't believe there's any way to avoid 
this.  gtkicontheme{,parser} make private gtk calls, and there's not 
much i can do about it.  if it's compiled against gtk 2.4, the code is 
left out, so it's not an issue.  since 2.4 will be out soon, 2.2 will 
only get maintenance releases, so i wouldn't expect those private calls 
to change (in fact, those private interfaces are there up to gtk 2.3.4).


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