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Re: GObject Introspection and GTK3 way forward

From: Matt Wette
Subject: Re: GObject Introspection and GTK3 way forward
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 10:37:19 -0700
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On 09/05/2018 10:29 AM, Mike Gran wrote:
Hey all-

So, I've decided to make a go at finishing the GObject Introspection
and GTK3 story for Guile.  I would very much like to have something
running in time for Fosdem 2019.

I've looked at the other two previous attempts: g-golf, and the older
guile-gobject project.  The latter is moribund.

The former is beautiful code, the sort of code that you'd hope would
be able to solve the problem, but, I think the road to a beta release
doing things "properly" might take a long time.

But since I need something running in a couple of months, I'm going to
port PyGObject to Guile.  PyGObject is complex and full of special
cases, which leads me to believe that a proper Guile binding also
would need to be so.  Though PyGObject is complex, porting PyGObject
to Guile, however, looks comparatively straightforward.

I guess I just want to apologize in advance for not picking up the
ball on the older projects.  It is a bit rude to ignore them.  But
monkey patching C code is where my skills lie. ;-)

Feel free to contact me with questions, comments, and criticism.

The (currently empty) repo is


FYI, I have been able to run glib, gio, gobject, gdk2, gtk2+, pango through
the FFI helper go get scheme code that compiles.  And I've run some gtk2+
demos.  I believe I had issues with gtk3+.  The FH probably won't provide all
you what you want but it might help some (hence the name).

* the tarball repository:

* the git repository:

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