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Re: Nuke libgmodel?


From: Gregory Casamento
Subject: Re: Nuke libgmodel?
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 06:50:37 -0800 (PST)

--- Jonathan Gapen <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Yesterday, I experimentally obliterated all traces of the gmodel
> code from gnustep-gui.  This broke only NSColorPanel.  Today, I did a
> CVS update and found that Fred re-implemented NSColorPanel without my
> gmodel.  As we can see, gmodels aren't winning any popularity contests.
> Instead of fixing up a few problems with the NSSavePanel and
> NSColorPanel gmodels, we now have hard-coded versions.  And none of the
> apps released for GNUstep uses gmodels.  

Actually, loginpanel does use gmodels.   Something has changed recently and
gmodels are now broken.   I was tempted to find the problem, but I believe that
our time is better spent trying to get GORM.app working and .gorm files read
correctly. 
 
> Unless I'm missing something, a
> gmodel doesn't have any advantage over a NIB-style object archive.  Only
> native GNUstep and OPENSTEP could possibly share gmodels, and even then
> with a lot of hackish code to take into account different widget sizes.
>     This leads me to suggest removing libgmodel from gnustep-gui. 
> Nothing in gnustep-gui uses it any longer, and few (if any) other apps
> use it.  I think the best use for the code is as a seperate library for
> any apps that still use it, and for nib2gmodel.  Thus, a gmodel would be
> a transfer format for Gorm to load for tweaking, before saving as a
> .gorm file.
>     Does this sound reasonable?

Perhaps we should consider a nib2gorm program.
 
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