glib/gtk minimum required versions
fourdan at xfce.org
Sat Dec 17 14:16:51 CET 2005
Jani Monoses wrote:
> Is the version requirement on glib/gtk planned to be tightened for 4.4?
The minimum version for Xfce 4.4 will be gtk+-2.6 and glib 2.6.
I think gtk+ is being develop mainly for GNOME now. GNOME can easily
target one version of gtk+.
Xfce has a different release rate, definitely slower, therefore we can't
target a single version of gtk+, we need to target at least two versions
(otherwise by the time we get our software ready, the version of gtk+ we
targeted initially would be replaced by a new one).
To me, gtk+ developers have a tendency of deprecating things a bit
quickly. I don't think it would be a good thing for us to #ifdef
different code paths based of gtk+ deprecation strategy because that
would make our code complex and hard to debug, not to say hard to read
The -Werror used in the current development branch is just for
development, it's not meant for released software. It helps developers
finding bugs and improving the code before it gets relased.
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