Gtk 4.0 is not Gtk 4

Ali Abdallah aliovx at
Sat Jul 30 22:50:14 CEST 2016

Hello everyone,

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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