[PATCH] gtk-gui.c: Move the download dialog related code to a new file

Lubomir I. Ivanov neolit123 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 13:18:35 PST 2013

On 10 January 2013 22:27, Amit Chaudhuri <amit.k.chaudhuri at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been looking at the name change and code move and looking at how to
> react today.
> I was starting to think about how I could access the new device_info_list in
> order to walk through and extract the info to display in an edit nick name
> dialog.  [To me] This initially implied I might need to add a function to
> return the head of the list to device.[ch] but the recent comments suggest
> moving the UI code in the other direction might make more sense.
> Now I've just read Linus' piece on the interactions with config / XML and
> Dirk's response.  That seems to open up the debate on a whole new (wider)
> level.
> Fishing for comments on the best architectural approach on this.....still
> feeling my way on this a bit.  Appreciate any views...

hello amit,

i guess it's still to be decided. but since its a new dialog, which
isn't exactly a simple "yes / no" box i would add it to a new file,
and by adding it to a new file i will also collect all nickname
related code from other files, such as the other dialog and the string
manipulation methods in gtk-gui.c. by doing so, a feature in compacted
in a properly named file (e.g. nicknames.c).
hierachically device.c is low level implementation and i don't think
the nickname code (or in fact any UI related hunks) should go in
i think gtk-gui.c has to be simplified as much as possible, so that it
only holds the base UI, like menus and some of the smaller dialogs and
core GTK stuff, so i wouldn't add anything else in there at this
point, but rather move from.

out of curiosity, how many lines of code does the patch add at this point btw?


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