Xfce 4.14: Gtk+3 target version

flo.xfce at gmx-topmail.de flo.xfce at gmx-topmail.de
Fri Sep 16 20:26:04 CEST 2016

I haven't followed Gtk development lately, but you said you talked to
the Gtk devs: Does 3.22 bring any new breakage or new useful features?
In [1] it is said that 3.22 is the last in the 3-series, so we will
stick to it for probably a long time. Wouldn't it be wise to just bump
the minimum version to 3.22 instead? It will still take some time until
Xfce's Gtk3 port is finished and 3.22 will be released by then.
If distros don't package Gtk 3.22 they won't package Xfce 4.14 either I
guess. And as Landry has pointed out, even Debian has 3.21 in testing


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
>     <https://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.14/roadmap>
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