[pygtk] Need help trying to be a good GNOME application...
Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
gjc at inescporto.pt
Thu Nov 18 01:06:55 WST 2004
Qua, 2004-11-17 às 09:33 -0700, Don Allingham escreveu:
> Due to the demands of working for a startup company, I've been away from
> this list for quite a while. I've been trying to get caught up on the
> work needed for the GRAMPS project, and I could use some help on being a
> good GNOME application using pygtk/gnome-python.
> Because GRAMPS is a genealogy program, it is used not only at your
> typical hacker, but also by your Aunt Martha. To make things as easy for
> the Linux newbie as possible, we want to act the way a GNOME program is
> supposed to act. In the process, we've encountered a few problems that
> we hope someone could help us with.
> 1) It looks like the "Recent Documents" option discussed by Alex Roitman
> is not something available for us at this time. This is somewhat
> disappointing, since while our users are expecting this to work,
> GNOME does not give us a method of supporting this, which is odd
> since the GNOME project made a big splash about this at the 2.6
> release. Are there any python implementations of handling this
> outside of wrapping libegg ourselves?
I can't promising anything right now, but we're creating a new module,
gnome-python-extras, which will likely receive some libegg stuff,
including recent files.
> 2) It seems that the GnomeApp interface is being replaced by
> GtkUIManger. However, glade does not support this. I've looked at the
> alternate builder (can't remember its name off the top of my head),
> but it did not seem to support GNOME widgets, such as the Canvas.
> Any suggestions on what to do here?
> 3) What is the appropriate way to find the icon associated with a MIME
> type? gnome-vfs can get us the root name (e.g. i-directory), but not
> the full path. There is a nice routine to return the full path to
> the icon of an application, but not a mime-type. Right now, we a have
> python implementation that tries to convert a mime-type to a
> filename by trying to querying GCONF for the current theme, trying to
> convert that to a path, and trying to convert the mime type to a
> file name. Is there an easier way?
Maybe this will help?
> pygtk mailing list pygtk at daa.com.au
> Read the PyGTK FAQ: http://www.async.com.br/faq/pygtk/
Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
<gjc at inescporto.pt> <gustavo at users.sourceforge.net>
The universe is always one step beyond logic.
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