[maemo-developers] Screenshot as loading screen on Maemo 5

From: Kimmo Hämäläinen kimmo.hamalainen at nokia.com
Date: Fri Oct 23 15:37:20 EEST 2009
On Fri, 2009-10-23 at 09:58 +0200, ext Claudio Saavedra wrote:
> El vie, 23-10-2009 a las 09:39 +0300, Kimmo Hämäläinen escribió:
> > 
> > 
> > > it's a good idea to check for the existence of the screenshot and
> > > recreate it if necessary.
> > 
> > Now that the function is missing this argument (bad design). 
> What do you mean by bad design?

Because it's not clear who should check for the existing image, or
whether it's done at all.

> The only thing that this method is doing in the client side is to set a
> property in the window. When @take is %TRUE, it's the desktop the one
> who should actually verify whether the screenshot exists already and
> create it or not. That doesn't really require new API, just that the
> desktop does the full job instead of delegating the responsibility to do
> black voodoo to the client application.

Yeah, that's right, we can check it in hildon-desktop, but the function
description should also tell the user of the API what is happening.


> Of course a lot of applications are already checking for the existence
> of the screenshot, but changing the semantics this way shouldn't really
> hurt.
> Claudio
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