Register replacement

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Jan 27 10:18:31 EST 2012

On Jan 27, 2012, at 6:46 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:

> John Ralls <jralls at> writes:
>> For the GUI-inclined, we desperately need a rewrite of the register so
>> that we can get rid of the libgnome(canvas) dependency. There are two
>> possible approaches: GtkTreeView is a bit riskier because it doesn't
>> quite match how register works. One attempt was apparently made for
>> GSOC a couple of years ago. The safer approach would be to just
>> rewrite what we have with cairo calls replacing the canvas stuff. It's
>> a bit lower-level, but I've seen other Cairo code and it doesn't look
>> too awful.
> Have you looked at the register-rewrite branch?

Not in detail, no. It's what I meant by the "attempt ... for GSOC".

John Ralls

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