[haiku-appserver] Re: purpose of libappserver.so

  • From: "DarkWyrm" <bpmagic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 21:02:04 -0500 EST

> Hi there,
> I am wondering why there is a libappserver.so.
> I noticed that Appearance is linked against it and wanted to ask if 
> this should stay that way, or if it's only a temporary work-around.
> Shouldn't Appearance get/set everything it needs using the standard 
> app_server communication channels? I would find that a lot cleaner.
It needs to stay that way, actually, even if it could be cleaner. 
Appearance provides previews of window decorators, complete with 
display in the current system colors. In fact, it has its own custom 
DisplayDriver subclass. The decorators are the entire reason that 
libappserver exists, in fact. There are quite a few classes that they 
depend on for font and graphics services. It just made sense to me to 
take the things that need certain services that the app_server provides 
and put them in a shared library.


Other related posts: