GTK+ target version [WAS Re: new dev branch stuff]

Jeff Franks jcfranks at
Sun Jan 30 00:54:19 CET 2005

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:

> Certainly. The counter argument is that we can still target the same 
> big distribution(s) as GNOME.
> Another argument could be that because of the relatively long period 
> between major releases, if we target a conservative gtk version then 
> at the end of the cycle for an Xfce branch that will be quite old.
> Anyway, I can certainly live with using 2.4. Our biggest problem may 
> actually be that gtk tends to subtly change behaviour of widgets 
> between 2.x and 2.(x+2).

And when they do the GNOME desktop stops working properly. I remmber 
this happening between 2.0 -> 2.2 and 2.2 -> 2.4.


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