[Gtk-sharp-list] GdlDock ported to C#

jeroen jeroen@xs4all.nl
Wed, 10 Dec 2003 19:15:34 +0100 (CET)

Hi Martin,

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Martin Willemoes Hansen wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 16:08, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > > I've managed to port most of the interesting stuff from gdl (Gnome
> > > Development Library, "gdl" in gnomecvs) to C#. This includes the kickass
> > > docking widget developed by Gustavo Giraldez.
> > >
> > > What i've done is that i've taken the gtksourceview-sharp module, and
> > > renamed "gtksourceview" to "gdl". So i've got a gdl-sharp directory now on
> > > my harddisk. Should this go in monocvs? There are some vague ideas about
> > > moving the docking widget into GTK+ 2.8, but that is still _very_ far
> > > away.
> >
> > If you integrate with Martin's work on gtksourceview-sharp module, I
> > have no problems checking the new code in.
> >
> > Martin, any thoughts?
> Yes, when gtk-sharp is targeting Gnome-2.4 gtksourceview-sharp will move
> to gtk-sharp, since it is part of the 2.4 platform.
> Im not sure what gdl is, some new module for 2.6?

gdl stands for Gnome Development Library. It was created by Dave Camp for
holding commonly used widgets/utils etc in gIDE. Since then other
developers like myself and Gustavo Giraldez have added code to it. You
could compare it to eel or gal i guess.

At the moment, the most interesting thing gdl contains is GdlDock: a GTK+
based docking widget which allows you to dock/float items etc around your
main window (similar to the new gimpdock, but with more functionality).

GdlDock has been copied into the libegg module as EggDock (but the gdl
version has been updated since). There's a plan to put GdlDock into GTK+
at some point. There are no plans to put gdl in either the desktop or
development platform.