[Geany-devel] Windows GTK 2.6 builds

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Tue Jun 10 11:43:40 UTC 2008

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008 21:41:34 +0200
Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> does anyone care about the Windows GTK 2.6 builds?

Maybe you could ask this on the main list ;-)

> But I'm anyway asking myself if it's necessary to provide all these
> three files or if it weren't enough to provide only GTK 2.12 builds:
> the full installer (everything included, ready to go) and the ZIP file
> only including Geany itself for fast downloads.
> Yes, this will stop Win9x support where GTK 2.12 doesn't run.
> I'm just a little sick of compiling Geany on Windows every time two
> time from scratch. This is necessary for the GTK major versions.
> Only GTK 2.6 would mean no printing support on Windows and some minor
> missing features. GTK 2.12 means no Windows 9x support.

Personally I don't care about this. In the past I thought it was worth
it, but my WinME machine is so messed up things don't really work
anyway - Geany doesn't redraw the text properly - this may just be
because of a completely messed up Windows system, DLLs overwritten
with broken ones, etc.

Anyway, I think it's reasonable to stop providing binaries for Win9x,
they can use the older ones or if someone else wants to do it, they
can. Probably it's still useful to keep GTK 2.6 source compatibility in
case any linux devs want to test windows code and only have an ancient
windows install.


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