Retire glib and gtk+ 1.2 from rawhide?
supercyper1 at gmail.com
Mon May 10 03:22:22 UTC 2010
2010/5/10 Patrice Dumas <pertusus at free.fr>
> For the applications I know some comments
> * I am quite sure that gmanedit is not a manedit evolution. However,
> is orphaned right now (though still not purged).
> * xdialog is build twice, once agains gtk+ and then against Gtk2. I think
> it would be nice to keep it that way, though you could also convince the
> current maintainer to keep only the Gtk2 stuff. also xdialog seems to be
> pretty dead upstream too, though I still haven't seen a perfect
> substitute (zenity is close, but not compatible).
> There are no open bugs against gtk+ which is, in my opinion in favor
> of keeping it. One point against gtk+ is the lack of utf8 support. I don't
> know if there are other noteworthy differences.
> In my point of view, the only convincing reason to keep gtk+ 1.2 in fedora
is if there are some widely-used gtk+ applications that don't have better
alternatives with modern toolkit. As you mentioned, gtk+ is the lack of utf8
support, this is really bad for non-English users. Also, there may be
potential security problems exists in gtk+ with dead upstream for 9 years
which is really a long time.
The one thing I can confirm is most gtk+ applications with active upstream
already ported their softwares to GTK2 or other modern toolkits, the only
thing we should do is simply update those packages to the latest version.
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