Gtk3 for Xfce 4.12?

Stephan Arts stephan at
Fri May 4 10:05:27 CEST 2012

On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 10:43 AM, Nick Schermer <nick at> wrote:
> Devs,
> Now 4.10 is out in the wild, it is time to look at the 4.12 roadmap and a
> part of that discussion is whether we want to port Xfce to gtk3.
> The API (or lack of it) is not a problem I guess, since I think most of code
> compiles with deprecations disabled.
> Theming? Not really my thing but I guess a couple of people can tell which
> version of 3.x we require for good theming (read: equal to gtk2). Is this
> even possible?
> Plugins: porting will be a lot of work in the core modules, not too much for
> panel plugins, but this this needs to be done.
> Anything else? Serve performance hits we know about?
> The porting should happen in branches until at least all of core works with
> gtk3. But that is something we can decide once we made a decision.

I think it is safe to conclude that we'll go for Gtk3 with 4.12?

Kind regards,


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