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Re: RFC: GtkPreview library




On Fri, 2015-01-23 at 18:52 -0800, Cosimo Cecchi wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Carlos Garcia Campos
> <carlosgc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>         One important thing is that preview providers should be out of
>         process,
>         
>         since unfortunately it's very easy to make things crash with
>         buggy files
>         (which are very common). That could be done by every provider,
>         but if we
>         force that at a higher level it would be much better. That
>         would also
>         ensure that preview providers don't block the UI main thread,
>         assuming
>         the communication with the provider processes will be always
>         asynchronous unconditionally.
> 
> 
> I ultimately agree, and I wrote a paragraph to that effect in my
> proposal...
> It's tricky to enforce this in the library, because it effectively
> means inventing a way for a process to draw into another process that
> doesn't look like libbonobo, and I didn't really want to go that
> path...

sub-surfaces?


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