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Tiemo Kieft <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > 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:
> 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 :)
Well those ideas are good I think. (It remains me the mandrake way to do it :)
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