Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: dams@×××.fr
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo Configuration Tools
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 11:59:57
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo Configuration Tools by Tiemo Kieft
Tiemo Kieft <blubber@g.o> 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: > > 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 :)
right :) Well those ideas are good I think. (It remains me the mandrake way to do it :) -- dams -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list