Establishing GTK3 port "rules" (and some q.s)

Matthew Brush mbrush at
Sat Feb 21 04:01:00 CET 2015

On 15-02-20 06:24 PM, ikey wrote:
> On 21/02/15 02:24, Matthew Brush wrote:
>> On 15-02-20 07:10 AM, ikey wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> 2) One whacking great deprecation I can't mentally avoid, so will now
>>> mention.. GtkImageMenuItem. That fella is gone. What do we want to do
>>> about this? (Alternatives include just dropping images in menu items
>>> or forking it into libxfce4ui)
>> No need to worry for now, if an API is only "deprecated" it means it
>> will exist and be supported until GTK4 IIUC. A lot of nice and useful
>> API got deprecated in 2013 by some guy, but there's no need to re-write
>> every application to use their replacements (if they even exist) until
>> the next major version.
>>> 3) Ok more than a couple. :) GTK_STOCK* usage is also deprecated some
>>> time now, so I may have to harass you all on IRC about which icon names
>>> to use. Basically named icons are used everywhere now. :)
>> The big one, at least for some applications like Mousepad that make
>> heavy use is GtkActions. It would roughly amount to a(nother) complete
>> re-write, or at least way more work than any sane volunteer FOSS
>> developer would be willing to do for zero gain.
>> Cheers,
>> Matthew Brush
> Challenge accepted.


Deprecated-only stuff should be really low on the priority list, IMO. 
Getting all the components just able to build with GTK+ 3 would be a 
really useful, and likely time-consuming, contribution. Worry about GTK+ 
4 later, life's too short :)

Matthew Brush

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