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From: Tiemo Kieft <blubber@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Configuration Tools
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 12:45:34 +0100
> we can do plugable applications. in GTK, you can plug an application in another
> one. It's very simple to do. I'ts used in the mandrake control center, and
> differently in the gnome control center.
> 
> It's important to keep in mind that those config tools will be available in
> console mode, where the gui takes a lot more space (newt/ncurses). So the
> screen should be simple with only few gui widget to be able to display fine in
> both mode. Or we do two seperate tools for each mode. There are technical
> solutions to have one code that works in gtk and ncurses. Maybe the same exists
> for other toolkits. Anyway it's maybe a little soon to talk about that

As you said, it is too soon to be talking about this. But I want to say
this :). I think that the tools should be seperate, and that the tool
itself should determine wether to use GTK or ncurses. Something like
this could be used, if we use python:

try:
	import gtk
except RuntimeException, e:
	""" no gui, using ncurses """
	...

An ofcourse we offer two options, for instance -g and -n to force GTK or
ncurses (if available).

Yet another argument against a precompiled language like c or c++ but it
is really too soon to be talking about this :)

Groeten,
Tiemo

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