New minimum requirement of GTK+2/GLIB for Xarchiver
psybsd at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 16:15:33 CEST 2006
On 8/4/06, Giuseppe Torelli <colossus73 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/4/06, timystery at arcor.de <timystery at arcor.de> wrote:
> > What prevents authors from respecting the system configuration of other people and not asking why they like to stick to the versions their distribution provides?
> Asking is not a sin; a guy asked me to remove the GLIB 2.8 dependancy
> and I accomplished his request because I could do that thanks to
> Jean-François Wauthy who provided the code.
> By the way:
> What prevents distributors to upgrade to newer version of such
> important APIs as GTK+2 if it is stable?
A few things, first there is time.
Then there might be some things they patched agains gtk+ 2.x, work
they need to redo if they upgrade to another version, and this
Dependencies, performance, memory usage. All these things do not
automagicly improve upstream. And, when you look at a binary
distribution like debian. Every package using gtk+ needs to be rebuild
and tested. Debian sarge supplies Gtk+-2.6, and that won't change (for
good reasons), you have testing/unstable for that. But until a new
debian version is released, users of the 'stable' release stick to
> Giuseppe Torelli
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