On Sun, 3 Dec 2006 00:58:19 +0000 Bentejuy <email@example.com> wrote: > I'm writing a small app and I have the same problem; how to get an app > icon fast. After watching how does e17 handle data and icons in the > file e_apps.h, I noticed that there is no library I can use to re-use > that code, because it's very common that app use data from executables > which are installed. isn't better to create a library type ecore_xxxx > which offers access to data that e17 obtains from E_App structure ? We are trying to keep window manager specific things out of ecore, and all the rest of EFL. The window manager specific stuff goes into e17/apps/e, the window manager. ecore_desktop has the general .desktop and icon searching code. While it was mostly written to support E's needs, I am happy to generalise it further for people. The way that the .desktop data from ecore_desktop gets into structures used by e_apps.c will be changing soon, and there will likely be some other changes made to it. Not quite ready to call it a stable API just yet, but it is close. When the API is more stable, I'll write more documentation and some examples. One problem is that e_apps.c and friends were originally written to use .eap files, and things have slowly morphed from there. ecore_desktop was also originally written as e17genmenu, and went through several morphings. There is still bits of cruft floating around the code base.
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