Jendela – change of implementation language

Unfortunately it seems the Python bindings for wnck aren’t quite up to scratch. I’m getting numerous run-time warnings and sometimes even segmentation faults when doing some stuff (e.g. when shading all windows on the current desktop). I’ve “verified” it’s a problem in the Python binings by hacking together a quick and dirty program in C that does the same thing, with the difference that it doesn’t segfault :-)

It turns out this was just the excuse I needed to take a closer look at the GLib object system and GObject. It was a long time since I wrote anything real in C (experimentation on Windows just doesn’t count) and I’m enjoying myself.

For now the Jendela-in-Python BZR repo is taken down, soon to be replaced by a repo with Jendela-in-C.


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