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Re: [Gnash-dev] gtkglext, et al

From: Bastiaan Jacques
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] gtkglext, et al
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 17:02:33 +0200
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On Saturday 22 April 2006 16:44, Rob Savoye wrote:
>   Now for gnash.cpp, I've been writing a small class library that 
> handles all the windowing and event handling in a clean manner, and 
> supports SDL, FLTK, and GTKGLExt. The code is currently the way it is 
> now because the GTK code is brand new, and at the time it was an attempt 
> to improve the plugin, and I had to learn GTK. The new frontend library 
> isn't done quite yet though, (I'm learning FLTK2) but will improve the 
> spaghetti nature of gnash.cpp, while adding menus too.

Ah, excellent!

>    But the GTK part of the library uses the C API for gtk and gtkglext 
> mostly to reduce dependencies instead of gtkmm and gtkglextmm. At one 
> time those packages weren't readily available on most distributions, but 
> I guess they probably are these days. I just hated making people have to 
> install too many packages they might not otherwise have.

Perhaps after you've merged the frontend library, we can determine whether
or not moving to gtkmm/gtkglextmm will be worth the effort.


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