Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2007 18:40 UTC
Gnome Ars has reviewed GNOME 2.20. "GNOME 2.20 was officially released last week after six months of development. The new version includes strong incremental improvements that contribute to a better user experience and provide more flexibility and integration opportunities for third-party software developers."
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Anonumous
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2007-06-13

The VFS (GNOME-VFS) has traditionally been higher in the stack than the toolkit (GTK+/GLib). This made using GNOME-VFS in the lower parts of the stack hard (interfaces and abstractions had to be used).

GVfs/GIO will be put in the right place of the stack, namely in the toolkit itself. (And hence, no more abstractions are needed... on that level at least.)

Reusing too much stuff (some might be reasonable...) from the filemanager would just lead to another bunch of abstractions.

I guess KDE is a bit different since it builds a layer on top of the toolkit so abstractions are the rule rather than the exception? (Note: I haven't looked on any KDE code in a looong time...)

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SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

Yeah Alex Larson is the gnome-vfs maintainer who decided to write gvfs. gvfs doesn't solve the problem that is needed for thumbnails in filechoosers.

The thumbnail code (parts of poppler) need to be in gtk which won't happen anytime soon. Can't find the bug right now where the maintainers flat rejected it.

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chris_dk Member since:
2005-07-12

The thumbnail code (parts of poppler) need to be in gtk which won't happen anytime soon. Can't find the bug right now where the maintainers flat rejected it.

Couldn't find it either.

I find the attitude of the Gnome developers flat out offensive.

Seriously, both KDE and Windows have previews/thumbnails for all apps. This is 2007, not 1997, for gods sake!

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Anonumous Member since:
2007-06-13

I think the thumbnail of a file will be available in the File class.

Poppler itself is a PDF rendering library. It doesn't have to be included in GTK+ in order for the thumbnail mechanism to call out to it (be it a .so loaded module or an executable) to render the thumbnail.

I don't see your point, really.

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