aric at codeweavers.com
Sun Mar 25 09:30:47 CDT 2012
As a developer who has done a lot of work in the IME/XIM areas of wine
I thought I would chime in.
The IME/XIM stuff sounds interesting but I am really not sure how
useful it is going to be. I will have to review what the GSoC outline is
like but it feels like something that would not really get into wine not
would regularly get used by people outside of wine. If you want to
flesh it out a bit more I could maybe see where you are going with it
but it feels more like a project "Making use of Wine" instead of
This is not a discouragement, just an invitation to sell it to me
more. Make me see why you think this would be good for IME in Wine.
On 3/24/12 9:51 PM, Cheer Xiao wrote:
> 2012/3/25 Nikolay Sivov<bunglehead at gmail.com>:
>> On 3/24/2012 20:06, Cheer Xiao wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I opened bug 30255 (which, unfortunately, was just marked duplicate
>>> as bug 19263 ), which I believe is a long-standing issue. Simply
>>> put, uxthemes has some performance problems, and consequently UI
>>> rendering with theming enabled would lag a lot. Since I'm also
>>> planning for GSoC, I would like make that my GSoC proposal and fix the
>>> bug myself. Also, there are failing tests regarding dlls/uxtheme -
>>> running dlls/uxtheme/tests/uxtheme_test.exe.so gives 11 failures out
>>> of a total of 56 executed tests. I can try to fix that too. With all
>>> of these, this may still be a trivial proposal. To make it less
>>> trivial :), I would also like to work on the gtk+ theming bridge ,
>>> once the performance issue is fixed.
>> Well, fixing performance problems with enabled themes doesn't sound like a
>> project to me,
>> it's more like general bug fixing, writing test applications/tests etc., and
>> it's not necessary that
>> it's only uxtheme being a problem here.
>> As I said in another thread regarding this, first step is to implement
>> model that is live since Win XP, that is a real task and performance issues
>> are also important
>> of course but fixing them before doesn't make much sense.
>> Regarding GTK+ integration, it's probably possible to get some key parts of
>> current theme and
>> use that data for a kind of Windows theme created on startup or something
>> like that. The problem
>> could be in different GTK+ versions for example. And again, what about
>> Qt-based DEs or any others?
>> I think that first of all we need a proper theme implementation
>> plus some themes shipped by distro maintainers to mimic default distro DE
>> theme or some more or less
>> neutral version of it.
> So according to you and the thread Jerome mentioned, uxtheme is one of
> the more tricky and less rewarding areas; so I will set it aside for
> the moment and work on the IME proposal instead.
> I'll study the code before asking more about it, but I'd also like to
> hear your ideas and suggestions, like the status of wine's IME API, an
> estimation of difficulty of the task, etc. If this again is not ideal
> for a GSoC project, I'll turn to other areas (I have more alternative
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