Okay, I took a dip into the wonderful new world of GNOME 2.0, now that the stuff is finally in Debian. I finally have an original (?! not really) idea for an application (will tell of that later) and I wanted to try out GNOME 2.0 because someone hinted that the libgnome API is now stable "forever".
Return of the Horrors from the Docu-land
Jeez. Why every time I try to touch anything, it's always horribly documented? The HTMLs that come with Debian are not exactly a promise of a better environment, and developer.gnome.org has Good, Honest Documentation for everything else except libgnome/libgnomeui. I did find a porting guide that got me through the confusion of setting up the build stuff (note to self: srcdir=. USE_GNOME2_MACROS=1 gnome-autogen.sh && make). Still, I guess I will be reading existing code and not good API references...
I guess it will once again take a lot of time to get used to GNOME 2. I guess I'll wait for next edition (if there is one) of Writing GNOME Applications book.