[maemo-developers] Pymaemo GUI wrapper toolkit (v1)

From: Daniel Amelang daniel.amelang at gmail.com
Date: Sun Mar 25 00:53:42 EET 2007
On 3/19/07, Sean Luke <sean at cs.gmu.edu> wrote:
> I've been working behind the scenes on a "wrapper" toolkit around GTK
> to work around GTK bugs and misfeatures, significantly simplify
> development, and add some seriously needed features (like object
> persistence and cleaning up signals)
> Daniel Amelang asked if the toolkit would be open.  The answer is:
> yes!  Here's my first experimental version, plus documentary:
>         http://cs.gmu.edu/~sean/stuff/n800/toolkit/

Awesome! There's a lot of useful stuff here. The object persistence is
really neat. Making gtk/hildon development easier is nice, too. A lot
of what you have could (should?) be absorbed into hildon itself, but
that's not my call, obviously. And someone would first need to turn
what you have into patches that the hildon guys can process. Just wish
I had the time...

Regarding all those bugs that you found (and reported!): how are those
progressing? I saw you got bounced around a bit from the pymaemo
tracker to maemo bugzilla, and sometimes referred to the gtk bugzilla.
Quite a merry-go-round.

> Now that my homework is finished, allow me to gripe: I have never
> dealt with a more buggy, inconsistent, poorly-considered library than
> GTK in my whole life.  It is incredible!

If griping eases the pain, feel free :) Given the time and effort
you've put into this, I think it's well deserved.


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