John Ralls jralls at
Mon Oct 14 14:41:43 EDT 2013

On Oct 14, 2013, at 10:54 AM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> wrote:

> On Saturday 12 October 2013 15:36:10 John Ralls wrote:
> > I went searched bugzilla for bugs that mention "register2" either in
> > the title or a comment. For the ones which are clearly register2
> > problems I changed the category to a new one, Register2, and made
> > them blockers on 673193, the original register2 bug. There are 17.
> > There are 4 crashers.
> > 
> > It's not a bug, but the widely derided double scrollbar is still there
> > as well.
> > 
> > This isn't shippable, and we were planning to release 2.6 in December.
> > AFAICT no work has been done on Reg2 since the beginning of August.
> > 
> > Do we rip it out or push back the release?
> > 
> Robert gave you the answer I think.


> I think we should disable the Register2 code (I suppose that's what you meant with "rip it out") until he's ready to continue on it, or someone else steps up to work on it.

No, by rip it out, I meant branch and then revert the patches in trunk. But wrapping it all in a configure option would be OK, too, as long as Robert can get back to working on it before bit-rot sets in.

I did a little research yesterday on replacing libgnomecanvas. There's a replacement library called goocanvas [1] that's actively maintained, works with Gtk3, and is somewhat similar to libgnomecanvas. I think that's better than rewriting to cairo, which is pretty low-level. 

John Ralls


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