Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on August 29, 2006 11:29 PM
Kevin is one of the folks in the second group I mentioned. Once DAPI is finished, they want to replace the simple xdg-utils scripts with versions implemented on top of DAPI. It's not clear to me what benefits this would bring, and it would hugely increase complexity.
The DAPI proponants, primarily Lubos, have never really defined how many things DAPI will do. Lubos has refused to rule anything out. As far as I can tell, he would actually like developers to code to DAPI rather than to Qt or gtk, and he would like all GUI widgets to be out-of-process. If you know of a URL where Lubos has set limits on what DAPI will be used for, I'd like to see it.