[Sugar-devel] [FEATURE] Create an adapter that calls the third parties/libraries for better maintainability.

Alejandro García tonadevv at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 21:19:03 EST 2019

I was thinking something like calling a GtkAdapter.Label(...) instead of
Gtk.Label (...), or a WebKitAdapter.emit_signal (...) instead of
WebKit2.emit_signal (...).

Are these examples more clear of what I'm trying to say?

The CollabWrapper and SugarGame projects are closer to what I'm trying to
say. But not the SugarToolkit, as it creates some widgets, but if the
developer needs more, he will use the Gtk library directly.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2019, 7:54 PM Alejandro García <tonadevv at gmail.com wrote:

> Ok. Thanks for the clarification.
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019, 7:44 PM James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org wrote:
>> Examples of adapters used by Sugar activities are;
>> - Sugar Toolkit for GTK 3, for Python activities,
>>   https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-toolkit-gtk3
>>   (assumed to be preinstalled on a system that runs Sugar)
>> - Sugargame, an integration of GTK 3 and Pygame,
>>   https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugargame
>>   (kept as copies of files in activity source code)
>> - CollabWrapper, a simplification of Telepathy,
>>   https://github.com/sugarlabs/collabwrapper
>>   (kept as copies of files in activity source code)
>> - Sugar Web for JavaScript activities,
>>   https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-web
>>   (kept as copies of files in activity source code)
>> We also call them Python modules or Sugar components.
>> Please learn each of these adapters fully.
>> We already have all the adapters needed, but if you have an idea for a
>> new one, please specify it and show how it would simplify maintenance.
>> Also, there are some common code patterns in activities that could be
>> added to the above adapters.
>> A disadvantage of adapters is where they are packaged for Linux
>> distributions, such as the Toolkit, because then API version
>> dependencies have to be considered.  (e.g. if we have to add a feature
>> to the Toolkit to support a new release of the Chat activity, then
>> those new releases of the Chat activity won't be able to be used on
>> old releases of the Toolkit.)
>> --
>> James Cameron
>> http://quozl.netrek.org/
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