2009/1/3 Martin Nordholts <ense...@gmail.com>:
>> There seems to be a NIH syndrome in many programs, Gimp included,
>> where the devs feel (possibly rightly in many cases) that they must
>> reimplement core OS functionality.
> GIMP not reimplementing core OS functionality, we are using the GTK+
> library so that we can care as little as possible about OS specific
> things. Your point about inconsistent file choosers is still valid but I
> don't really see a trivial solution. Keep in mind that GIMP's usage of
> the file chooser is more involving than just firing up a dialog to get a
> file path. It would not be feasible to maintain the code that interacts
> with the file chooser for multiple file choosers, at least not with the
> current GIMP developer resources.
I understand why it is the way it is, which is why I mention that it
is sometimes the 'right' decision. However, end users don't like it,
no matter what the technical merits may be. Also, each application
obviously has it's own special needs, and the OS default File Chooser
cannot satisfy them all.
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