Firefox Gtk3 test package

Maros Zatko mzatko at
Tue Jan 14 14:22:52 UTC 2014

On 01/13/2014 04:49 PM, Martin Stransky wrote:
> On 01/13/2014 04:41 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
>>> I don't say it's important/newsworthy. It's just FYI. Please ignore if
>>> you're not interested.
>> Ok, I'll rephrase.
>> I'm interested but I have no idea how this is different from every
>> other Firefox build that Fedora provides.  Could you elaborate on the
>> change some and why it's being made?
> Ahh, Okay. The package is build with Gtk3 toolkit [1] (the recent 
> official ones are Gtk2) so it's a regular Gtk3 app which should better 
> fit to Gnome 3 desktop, use themes/skins and so.
> The long term plan is to switch Fedora Firefox to Gtk3 so this is just 
> a tech preview. Full of bugs, of course :)
> ma.
> [1]
What can do users who doesn't want that gtk3 port?
For some users reasoning that "it works better in gnome-shell" is just 
not enough.

Do they need to fork it or what?

Thanks for explanation.
- maros

N.b.: no this isn't trolling

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