hp at redhat.com
Tue Feb 25 04:05:46 GMT 2003
On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 05:42:28PM -0800, Neil Stevens wrote:
> But, if glib versions will stay compatible for years, then I doubt that'd
> be a problem. The issue then becomes GStreamer's own compatibility.
fwiw, GNOME has the same issue - we will also expect gstreamer to stay
ABI-locked for some time once it's classified as a "platform library."
I would expect that the gstreamer developers would commit to some
conformance with KDE policy in this area as a condition of being
included in KDE.
> But linking isn't my complaint. Developing is my complaint. KDE
> developers shouldn't have to be glib developers. KDE developers should be
> able to extend the KDE-chosen media system without learning some C
Right, it's an understandable concern. fwiw, here is an old writeup on
this problem, but it's a very hypothetical/far-future type of thing:
So far all the shared cross-desktop implementations we have are in
plain C - CUPS, Xlib, ICE, fontconfig/Xft2, Xcursor, Xr, maybe someday
D-BUS, etc. This pretty much sucks for GNOME as well as KDE, plain C
isn't really any fun. It'd be cool if we could develop some ideas to
address this someday. But probably that's a tangent from the immediate
issue at hand. ;-)
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