Kicker child panels' PanelAppletOpMenu

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Thu Oct 17 00:51:22 BST 2002

On Tuesday 15 October 2002 23:41, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> short story: the "fix" in there is a nasty hack and certain (rather
> annoying/broken/uptight) compilers won't compile it. maybe i'll take a look
> at it again and see if i can find a less-nasty hack that works ;-)

Ok, found the problem.  You're using RTTI with a dynamially loaded object -- 
which isn't linked in.  Panel extensions, as I'm sure you know, are 
dynamically loaded.  

There's an ugly solution to this (which I just mentioned to Aaron on IRC, but 
he seems to be AFK), which involves moving the child panel extension code to 
kicker/core.  It now builds and fixes the bug, but is quite dirty.  I'll see 
if I can find a less dirty way of fixing this in the next couple of days.  If 
not, this can be kept around as a last-ditch fix before the release.  I'll 
make sure that *something* fixes the bug before the release.  

Anyway, I have this around on my harddrive.

This is crying out for a redesign, but that's unfortunately beyond the scope 
of 3.1.  I'll see if I can find something that's slightly less ugly soon.


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