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Yay! Eugenia is back.
I have to agree with one thing. GNOME documentation sucks! Developer docs that is.
/me looks away from gnomevfs
Don't get me wrong. The APIs are great and as powerful as anything you'd see on any other platform. But it took me days to figure out how asynchronous operations actually works with gnomevfs. Days to figure out how gconf actually works. Do I need to restart gconf after installing schema files? And I still have no bloody clue how to, when to, and if to use most of the libgnome libraries. Hacking on GNOME is no fun. It's tedious and you spend weeks just figuring out how things should work. When they do work though, it rocks.
With respect to RAD. Use Python, PyGTK, GNOME Python and Gazpacho. That's all you'll ever need for RAD. Anyway good review overall.