GDA: Status

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon May 26 22:43:14 EDT 2008

Ahh, so you've changed the subject from GDA to "gnome libs in
general" without changing the subject line?   Gotcha.  Well,
feel free to send in a patch to convert from GtkHTML to, say,
WebKit.  I think all the devs would thank you vociferously.


Quoting Leigh Morresi <dgtlmoon at>:

> 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?
> leigh
> 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
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