[openbeos] Re: Contribution to preferences or

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 23:09:57 +0200

On 2003-09-19 at 22:32:38 [+0200], FrançoisRevol wrote:
> Selon Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> 
> > 
> > On 2003-09-19 at 03:04:40 [+0200], Alan Ellis wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On 2003-09-18 at 22:05:55 [+0200], Jonas Sundstrom wrote:
> > > >> Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > >>  ...
> > > >> > > http://www.kirilla.com/people/jonas/obos/Sounds+.zip
> > > >> >
> > > >> > It looks like basically only the ColumnListView implementation
> > > >> > is used.
> > > >> > There will probably be an alternative in our tree soon.
> > > >>
> > > >> Isn't the OpenTracker one any good?
> > > >
> > > > It's been a while, since I had a look at it, but IIRC it is a bit too
> > > > entwined with Tracker specifics (BPoseView?) -- Axel may correct me --
> > and
> > > > is e.g. lacking tree support.
> > > 
> > > Why not use the one from Vision, it originated from Be, and was made OT
> > > licence and sneaked out by someone at Be before the Palm buyout.
> > 
> > Oh, cool! I didn't know about that. I guess we should import it then. 
> > After
> > polishing it, it will also be a nice addition to R2.
> > 
> It was in /boot/develop/headers/be/experimental/ in R5 already,

I was aware of that, but not of that it was made open source at some time.

> R5.1 refined it and "officialised" (*grin*) it.
> And the Vision team worked it around also.

So, I suppose, the Dano/Zeta version differs from the open source one.

> I think it would be nice to have a reference version, that qe'd add
> to the API we want to support, to avoid everyone reinventing the
> wheel and diverging and breaking the future compatibility.

Given our agenda not to introduce new public APIs into R1, it might be best 
to adjust the open source version's API so that it is binary compatible with 
Dano/Zeta's and make it available as a static library for the time being.

CU, Ingo

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