Xfce 4.14: Gtk+3 target version

André Miranda andreldm1989 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 22:28:23 CEST 2016

Agreed and appreciated, #ifdef's are too messy and testing will be far

André Miranda

On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 3:44 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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