On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 12:48, Daniel Borgmann wrote:
On Wed, 2003-12-31 at 23:08, MenTaLguY wrote:
> Okay, I've removed our gtkmm dependency for now.
Too bad, I really liked gtkmm. :)
Argh, indeed, me too. TT
Now that it seems to be much further away (Bryce talking about up to
year), should we work fullspeed ahead on the interface in C instead of
waiting for the Gtkmm transition? I'm mainly thinking about dialogs and
the secondary toolbar stuff.
Well, while we'll have to stick with Gtk+'s C API for a while, I'd
definitely like to start using C++ features where it's useful to do so,
even in the UI code.
> I did preserve Spark's close confirmation dialog, although I
> a little bit to conform to standard Gtk practice.
Ok... The problem is, while it it's more in line with general Gtk
practice at the moment, it's not in line with the HIG, which explicitly
suggests to use larger spacing, no separator and no title. :/
But I understand that it's probably more reasonable to wait for Gtk (or
the HIG) to be fixed instead of doing such a custom hack as I did.
As a rule I think we should choose standard (non-depreciated) widgets
over HIG, since it means less code for us to maintain (and the standard
widgets will eventually get fixed for HIG as you say).
( I guess if the standard stuff commits a particularly egregious HIG
violation, then it's still worth hacking ourselves -- I think this is
more of a cosmetic thing though. )
I'd suggest though to at least change the title just to
because with the current verbose title, the user practically has to read
three sentences. That looks a bit too busy IMO. This is also the
standard Gtk practice (in fact, I think it's the standard title if no
string is provided).
Ok. Makes sense.