Firefox Gtk3 test package

Martin Stransky stransky at
Tue Jan 28 11:36:11 UTC 2014

On 01/28/2014 10:59 AM, Maros Zatko wrote:
> On 01/16/2014 12:54 PM, Martin Stransky wrote:
>> On 01/14/2014 07:12 PM, Maros Zatko wrote:
>>> On 01/14/2014 03:38 PM, H. Guémar wrote:
>>>> What's the point ?
>>> Personally, it's mainly about not throwing gnome 3 HIG at people.
>>>> There's absolutely no benefit in keeping Gtk+2 longer.
>>>> Gtk+ 2.24.0 has been released 3 years ago (january, 2011) and is only
>>>> receiving bugfix due to existing apps who didn't move to Gtk+3.
>>> Oh yes, Wayland.
>>>> By migrating more apps, we can drop Gtk+ 2.24 (at least from images),
>>>> firefox is one of the major application that prevents us to do so.
>>>> H.
>>> Is it possible to keep current gtk 2 face as a different
>>> plugin/frontend?
>> No, but we can keep config flags for that in firefox.spec so you can
>> build your own package at copr. But it's realy a long term issue, a
>> first Firefox with Gtk3 support is Firefox 29.
>> ma.
> My question was if GTK2 face is going to be still available at least at
> the source level. (I know it's possible, since FF has different faces
> for win, osx and gtk.) Or you're going to "migrate" gtk2 face to gtk3
> (and completely obfuscate any attempt to use the older one; the same
> thing as we've seen with gnome 2.x related applications)?

I don't think mozilla is going to remove gtk2 support, the gtk2/gtk3
port shares the same files and directories.


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