Gtk 4.0 is not Gtk 4
aliovx at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 22:50:14 CEST 2016
Maybe you have heard already about Gtk 4.0 plan and versioning
convention. Xfce depends on Gtk, and whatever the gtk guys do to the
toolkit will have a big impact on xfce. The versioning convention by
itself it not a big deal (a part that it has no sense at all to change
the versioning convention that everybody is able to interpret), what
worries me more is the rapid API/ABI breakages rate. It is true that
Xfce port to Gtk3 did not happen yet, but I think it is sound to discuss
the gtk future plans here, and to share opinions.
My overall feeling these days is that I don't trust those guys anymore,
and I fell myself demotivated to write gtk code that the gtk devs will
make obsolete in a second, with continuous breakage even between minor
What do you think?
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