[Geany-Devel] On Deprecation of Platforms
thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Sat Oct 5 09:14:29 UTC 2013
Am 03.10.2013 02:19, schrieb Lex Trotman:
> All Developers,
> Its time we deprecated windows support!!
It's not. See other's replies and my points below. I should mentioned
that I do use Geany on Windows at work successfully. I don't use it to
build/compile so the process spawning bug doesn't affect me.
> The windows code in Geany is:
> - unmaintained and bit-rotting
It's not as actively maintained as the Linux code. However the current
state is *working*. Why drop support for a working platform if it's
mostly working? It's not like it's costing us anything at the moment.
> - buggy
Not significantly more buggy than the Linux version. The most prominent
problem is the process spawning which doesn't handicap Geany's main
purpose: editing source code. I don't know about a bug that is so severe
that it requires immediate action.
> - holding us at an unreasonably old GTK version
As others have mentioned, this is not true. LTS distros are. Windows has
a more recent stable GTK release since a while. The problem is that the
installers are still generated with the old one. Who can fix this? Are
the scripts for this in Git?
> - hard to maintain due to being hacks on top of hacks
> - few of the developers have access to a representative development
> setup (no WinXP on a VM is hardly representative)
You can also do (limited) testing with Wine. It doesn't even need a
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