[Xfce 4.12] Roadmap and Features

Natanael Copa ncopa at alpinelinux.org
Tue May 8 13:21:10 CEST 2012

On Mon, 07 May 2012 12:51:56 +0200
Nick Schermer <nick at xfce.org> wrote:
> First we need to make a decision about gtk3, because if all 
> applications become a memory hog I'd say we stick to gtk2. Once that
> has been decided, we can make useful roadmap for 4.12.

When it comes to gtk3 memory usage it would be nice to know:
* Are there any difference in gtk 3.0 and 3.4? (getting better or worse)
* Why does gtk3 use so much more memory compared to gtk2?
* What would it take to "fix" gtk3? Are the upstream devs working on it
  or they don't care?
* Is there something that can be done to reduce memory usage when
  porting applications?

As a distro builder I would prefer to not need both gtk2 *and* gtk3
because that would eat more memory than only using gtk3. The number of
applications not supporting gtk2 is increasing. Already for xfce-4.10 I
found it slightly inconvenient with gtk2.


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