Xfce 4.6 ALPHA ('Pinkie') Released!!!

Jerry gesbbb at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 14 17:34:31 CEST 2008

On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 16:05:03 +0200
Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:

> On dim, 2008-09-14 at 09:45 -0400, Jerry wrote:
> > > Xfce 4.6 is going to depend on GTK+ 2.10 and GLib 2.12.
> > 
> > Probably a dumb question; however, why depend on a depreciate
> > version. GLib is at version 2.18 at present, and is suppose to be
> > fully computable with older version while exhibiting better
> > functionality.
> Because when you release stable software you want it to be able to
> work on stable distributions. Not anybody wants to upgrade to new
> core libs as soon as they are out.

Your point is well taken. However, continually incorporating
depreciated models -- drivers, libraries, etc -- into 'new' software
only encourages the production of less that optimum software.
Perl-5.10 has been available for approximately one year now and
yet there are distros that do not offer it. Using your argument, it can
be conversely stated that not everyone wants to use stale, depreciated
software either.

Then again, as so aptly stated by Tim Wilson
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-5d5IfdYK4>, I could be wrong.

gesbbb at yahoo.com

No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.
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