wiki:FutureHaiku/APIChangesOnCompatibilityDrop

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POSIX.

This page is a collection of API changes we intend to make as soon as we drop BeOS backward compatibility. Feel free to add comments concerning any API removal/change/addition to be done.


General:

  • Redo shared libraries: there should be one library per kit and corresponding names for each. (possible conventions are "libsupport.so", "libSupport.so", "libSupportKit.so")

POSIX:

  • Drop stat_beos in favor of stat.
  • Implement the non-standard POSIX pieces that Linux/BSDs have.

Support Kit:

  • Replace BAutolock with a proper template based AutoLocker, like the one we have in shared already.
  • convert_encoding_open() convert_encoding_close() with respect to UTF-8, #976 (or perhaps drop textencoding altogether and create a ByteArray class in the Support Kit that can handle encodings?)

Interface Kit:

  • Derive BView from BLayoutItem and drop BViewLayoutItem.
  • Create a model/view infrastructure for the column list view and OutlineListView. (maybe look at Qt's rejected Model/Views 2.0?)
  • BAlerts should be layout-aware along with all other rich text views.
  • All rich text views should accept HTML as input and as output.

Media Kit:

  • The API uses add_on and AddOn, but also addon - the latter should be faded out.