[Geany-devel] Question about GTK+ version used
mbrush at xxxxx
Tue Oct 4 17:12:25 UTC 2011
On 11-10-04 05:36 AM, Alexander Eberspächer wrote:
> On 1 October 2011 13:44, Matthew Brush<mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
>> It seems to me like this group of users would be very small and require that
>> they are:
>> - Enterprise/LTS users running a GUI
>> - And who are willing to install unsupported software.
> That may be the case more often than one might thinnk it is... Think
> of all the people who have neither a choice in OS nor root access to
> their machine. I work at a university, where this is commonly the
Keep in mind that previous versions of Geany will always still be there,
and AFAIK there aren't any majour flaws in them, nor is there a great
loss of functionality compared to the latest release.
>> - And whos distro doesn't backport newer libraries.
>> - And who are developers, can compile Geany but can't compile GTK+.
> Compiling Geany is easy, compiling GTK is another order of magnitude.
> I might be able to compile GTK, but I certainly do not want to. I
> think I tried once, escaped dependency hell without injuries but then
> decided that two GTK installation one one machine suck.
I won't pretend that compiling GTK+ isn't somewhat of a pain, but it's
quite well documented and the dependencies aren't *that* bad. If you've
done it correctly, it shouldn't matter that you have two GTK+
installations on one machine since it should only use the one in your
home directory. I have 4 or 5 different installed versions of the GTK+
stack installed on my system that I use for testing.
>> - And who are not satisfied with existing supported Geany packages.
> Again, as a user on say RHEL, you might not even have a precompiled
> Geany package available.
It seems from a quick search there are some available though I'm not
sure what versions.
>> I would just be curious to know how many (or what percentage of) users fall
>> into this group.
> I do, unfortunately.
> So, in conclusion: I think GTK 2.18 (RHEL 6) seems reasonable.
Yeah, 2.18 seems to be about right all things considered.
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