GDA: Status

Leigh Morresi dgtlmoon at
Mon May 26 22:40:09 EDT 2008

mainly just the use of libhtml that has currently lead gnome into
several (still open) printing/report/viewing issues

although i guess at the time that libhtml was etched into gnome, what
other ways could you have gone?


On Mon, 2008-05-26 at 22:27 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Quoting Leigh Morresi <dgtlmoon at>:
> > One common pitfall i have noticed in many gnome applications is that
> > they can be dragged down in the future by dependancies on other gnome
> > libraries - that for whatever reason seem to loose momentum and drop
> > into obscurity.
> >
> > I would advise against using libgda unless you are saving *gnome
> > specific* or *desktop specific* information, there are many other ways
> > to skin this cat that are far more future-proof and have a more active
> > user/developer base than libgda
> Examples?
> The only other thing I know of that solves this problem sufficiently
> is libdbi, and last I heard that hadn't had much updating recently.
> > my two cents :)
> -derek
Leigh Morresi
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