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Re: [Lxde-list] About future development, the use of dbus and C++


I was absolutely sure about your result, believ me. If you study like you
code, you're very constant and a hard worker.

I'm glad you're between us again.

BTW, now you're back, I'll send you a battery of questions regarding theming
LXDE components.

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2011/10/18 PCMan <pcman.tw@xxxxxxxxx>

> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Christoph Wickert <
> christoph.wickert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, den 18.10.2011, 13:00 +0800 schrieb PCMan:
>> >
>> > So actually I'm considering the possibility of using C++ in PCManFM.
>> > Implement some new features with C++ will be much easier than doing it
>> > with pure C.
>> > With C++, the development can be more rapid
>> Hi,
>> frankly speaking I think one of the things that LXDE needs most for
>> rapid development is consistency. We cannot rewrite everything all time,
>> we need to finish and release it at some point. This being said I'd like
>> to strongly encourage you to not change anything but finish PCManFM 1.0
>> first. It is a great program and deserves a release.
> When developing smaller applications, the problems of C/GObject is not that
> apparent.
> However, when the scale of the whole program becomes larger and larger, it
> soon becomes very painful for developers to work with.
> For long-term development, "more productive development tools"are
> absolutely needed.
> Doing something in C/GObject may take hours, but it could be finished in
> minutes with C++ or others.
> C/GObject thing is hard to write, hard to read, hard to maintain, and hard
> to debug.
> It requires the programmers do the job of C++ compilers manually in C
> language.
> Developing with it is quite slow, time-consuming, and error-prone. It's
> just a pain to work with.
> For limited man power, a more productive development tool, if used
> correctly, can help a lot.
> I'll do some experiment with Vala first since it's totally compatible with
> GObject.
> If it works well, I'll consider using C++ since it can do things in a real
> OO way, and handles very low level things as well.
>> > and we can utilize many nice existing libs.
>> Such as?
> Boost, google-url, ... and all other C libs are still available as well.
> Besides, some code in KDE code base can be used if not bound to Qt.
>> Regards,
>> Christoph
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