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Bug 571753 - Get rid of deprecated Bonobo
Get rid of deprecated Bonobo
Product: gnome-mag
Classification: Deprecated
Component: magnifier-utility
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: bill.haneman
Depends on:
Blocks: 588321
Reported: 2009-02-14 16:30 UTC by André Klapper
Modified: 2011-10-14 10:48 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description André Klapper 2009-02-14 16:30:34 UTC
libbonobo and libbonoboui are deprecated as per and hence the dependency
should be completely removed.

See for example or .

./gnome-mag/test/mag-test.c:#include <libbonobo.h>
./gnome-mag/test/control-client.c:#include <libbonobo.h>
./gnome-mag/magnifier/zoom-region.c:#include <libbonobo.h>
./gnome-mag/magnifier/magnifier.c:#include <libbonobo.h>
./gnome-mag/magnifier/magnifier-main.c:#include <libbonobo.h>

./gnome-mag/magnifier/magnifier.h:        BonoboObject parent;
./gnome-mag/magnifier/magnifier.h:        BonoboObjectClass parent_class;
./gnome-mag/magnifier/zoom-region.h:        BonoboObject parent;
./gnome-mag/magnifier/zoom-region.h:        BonoboObjectClass parent_class;

...and of course.
Comment 1 Willie Walker 2009-07-17 17:01:40 UTC
Joseph Scheuhammer from the Adaptive Technology Research Centre at the University of Toronto is currently looking at migrating gnome-mag to D-Bus.  It will not be done for 2.28, but is potentially targeted for GNOME 3.0.  We also plan on investigating GNOME Shell further.  If GNOME Shell can provide a good home for magnification, we might consider deprecating gnome-mag.
Comment 2 Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues Diógenes 2009-08-10 20:35:20 UTC
The only reason to stick with gnome-mag is that it don't need OpenGL. This has pros and cons. If gnome-shell or mutter have a good fall-back to Xrender it's not a problem, but I don't think that this will be the case, moreover many effects can't be implemented with Xrender, AFAIK.

It's also have code to handle multiple displays that depends upon Bonobo and I think they are a bit nasty to re-implement in D-BUS.

I think that we must go where the wave goes (in the majority of the cases :-). I pretend to tinker with mutter in the next days and is there where I want to put some work.
Comment 4 André Klapper 2010-06-03 15:50:29 UTC
I have read but what exact work to do is left?
Comment 5 Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues Diógenes 2010-06-03 17:05:16 UTC
Although now gnome-mag provide a DBUS interface, it's still use internally bonobo. These parts of code must be rewrite. This represent three binaries: magnifier, control-client and mag-test.

I think that control-client and mag-test can be re-written in python to make programming easier.

There is also colorblind applet that must be changed to use DBUS after bonobo removal.
Comment 6 Akhil Laddha 2011-10-14 10:48:21 UTC
gnome-mag development has been stalled and it has been replaced by gnome-shell
mag [1]. Maintainers don't have future development plan so i am closing all the bugs as WONTFIX.