Integrating GFC into Xfce
jcf at tpg.com.au
Wed Oct 13 05:22:52 CEST 2004
Benedikt and Edscott,
I like the name Xfce Foundation Classes as well so I will use that.
As for the GTK+ version numbers, GFC requires GTK 2.4 because it
includes all the new 2.4 widgets, such as GtkFileChooser and
GtkUIManager, and has removed the deprecated widgets GtkItemFactory,
GtkOptionMenu and GtkCombo. I should be able to continue with this
dependancy because you wont be looking at stable integration until after
Xfce 4.2, perhaps Xfce 4.4. Using the Xfce4 version numbers will mean
that XFC will only ever be able to wrap the minimun GTK+ requirement for
the Xfce desktop version it is released with. Will the first Xfce 4.4
beta version be 4.3.90. If so, can I tentatively work with this version
number in configure.ac.
I like the names Xfce-Core and Xfce-UI so I'll work with those. Using
these names means that other relevent classes/objects/files could be
added to the modules if required without contradicting the module name.
Using the library naming scheme you mentioned the library names for the
modules would be libxfccore4.<suffix> and libxfcui4.<suffix>. The .pc
files would be xfccore4.pc and xfcui4.pc. Does that sound OK.
The primary namespace in GFC was 'GFC'. So that users know the files are
Xfce files/classes/objects perhaps the primary namespace should be Xfce
rather than XFC. This would result in class name syntax like
Xfce::Gtk::Window instead of XFC::Gtk::Window (which do you prefer).
This would mean the only place using the XFC letters would be the
installation directories, such as $includedir/xfce4/xfc and the library
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