Post-4.4: Appfinder

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Mon Jan 15 19:44:01 CET 2007

On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 18:16:31 +0100, Benedikt Meurer wrote:

> Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> >>> I'll keep you (as in "the ML") informed about the appbrowser
> >>> progress. The only thing that looks slightly non-trivial is the
> >>> canvas stuff, but even that should be do-able.
> >> We should probably wait for the GTK people. IIRC a GtkCanvas is
> >> planned for one of the next releases.
> >
> > I only took a quick look at the application browser used by GNOME
> > (which is part of gnome-main-menu now) and AFAICS, GnomeCanvas is
> > not used for anything there. The library containing structures and
> > functions for the browser interface is called libslab:
> >
> >
> >
> > As usual, the code is not what we would our code to look like.
> > Instead of writing a clean container widget libslab only provides
> > functions for creating and managing some V- and HBoxes.
> >
> > I'm not sure, but perhaps we could start with the appbrowser
> > straight away, without waiting for GtkCanvas.
> Hm... it looked a lot like GnomeCanvas... anyway, more important than
> the appbrowser UI is to finish frapmenu. There's still a lot of work,
> so maybe GtkCanvas will be done before we're done with
> libfrapmenu. ;-)

True, hehe.

It seems they're using the canvas in control-center. That
gnome-main-menu thing might only be the rough implementation from
Novell. I'm not sure, though.

  - Jannis
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