[maemo-developers] Community widgets for Fremantle

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Thu Oct 1 12:16:56 EEST 2009
On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 14:10 +0300, Marius Vollmer wrote:
> ext Alberto Garcia <agarcia at igalia.com> writes:
> > On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 06:08:00PM +0300, Marius Vollmer wrote:
> >
> >> > we can perfectly create a parallel installable version of the
> >> > same library, that the community can maintain in extras and link
> >> > against in their applications.
> >> 
> >> Yes, but there are some practical problems about that.
> >
> > The first obvious problem is that we would end up having two similar
> > versions of the same library installed, and that means more disk and
> > memory, apart from the inability to use maemo-launcher.
> >
> > What else?
> You have to be careful to never link two libraries with overlapping
> symbols into the same process.  In the case of libhildon, that is
> probably manageable, and the possibility can probably be ignored.
> If necessary, there can even be a second maemo-launcher.

I don't see any need whatsoever to fork hildon. It's just an invitation
to confusion and nasty problems such as this.

If someone wants to create a reusable set of widgets, they should just
create a new library. It's not difficult. What's the downside? 

murrayc at murrayc.com

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