Xfce 4.14: Gtk+3 target version

Landry Breuil landry.breuil at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 10:03:34 CEST 2016

Having had to deal with the #ifdef maze for panel plugins (just an
example: https://git.xfce.org/panel-plugins/xfce4-wavelan-plugin/tree/panel-plugin/wavelan.c#n111),
i just wholeheartedly agree :) Debian stretch (upcoming stable) has
3.21.5 already... (wut, unstable gtk3 in testing ?)


On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Simon Steinbeiss <simon at xfce.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> as discussed several times on IRC (with broad consensus) and in accordance
> with a recommendation from upstream Gtk+ developers we're bumping the
> minimum target version of Gtk+3 for the in-the-works Xfce 4.14 release to
> Gtk3.20. [0]
> As many of you will have noticed, supporting Gtk+3 releases before 3.20 and
> afterwards just means a lot of ifdefs and headaches, code complexity and
> additional bugs. While Xfce applications might continue to support Gtk<=3.20
> (at least until 4.14 is out) this is not something we would want in the
> core.
> Taking into account the time until which 4.14 will be released Gtk3.20
> should be available mostly everywhere. We hope this acceptable for everyone.
> Cheers
> Simon
> [0] https://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.14/roadmap
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