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design considerations [Jul. 29th, 2001|02:46 pm]
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Poll #2665 LogJam and libraries

Do you / would you use the GNOME integration of LogJam?

Yes.
43(50.0%)
No, I don't use GNOME, and I don't intend to.
36(41.9%)
Other
7(8.1%)

How would you feel about LogJam using gtkhtml (an HTML widget for GTK) for displaying previews of journal posts and viewing other (non-LiveJournal) journals?

Ick, not another library dependency!
13(15.1%)
I don't really care, but I wouldn't use it-- browsing functionality belongs in the web browser.
22(25.6%)
That would be neat.
51(59.3%)

How should gtkhtml be supported with respect to GNOME?

Two targets: GNOME+all fancy features, and GTK+no fancy features.
30(36.6%)
Two targets: everything minus GNOME, and everything including GNOME.
43(52.4%)
Some weird way of turning different libraries off and on (unlikely to be implemented, 'cause it's a lot of work).
9(11.0%)

How about libxml (aka gnome-xml)? (This is probably already decided, because we need to be able to export journals.)

Ick, not another library dependency!
15(18.8%)
That would be neat.
65(81.2%)
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[User Picture]From: jtunison
2001-07-29 04:24 pm (UTC)

change for your nickel

I assumed for the purposes of this survey that s/GNOME/gnome-libs/. gnome-xml is also a part of the current GNOME distribution, as is gtkhtml.

In a brazen attempt to sway the vote, my personal feeling it that the targets should be:

- minimalist: gtk + libcurl + libxml
- regular: gnome1.4 + libcurl

Technically, you could cast the division of libraries any which way. But I think the political camps lie along these lines -- minimalist and "will-install-another-library-for-cool-features".
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From: piman
2001-07-29 05:47 pm (UTC)

Re: change for your nickel

I agree. libxml is big outside GNOME already in many cases, and it's small (650k or so).

Although previewing with GtkHTML might be neat, it doesn't provide enough CSS support to render any decent split between style and content, and you'd need to download the user's style to do it right, anyway. I say put it in (little to no bloat, anyway; I'll never understand why using more libraries is bloat), but don't expect it to be very useful.
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