and legacy software Re: pyorbit
mcepl at cepl.eu
Wed Jul 29 12:07:50 UTC 2015
On 2015-07-29, 10:47 GMT, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>> As I have thought for some time, I think we should have a team to keep
>> packages and make migrations like gtk2 to gkt3, libgnome2, pyorbit,
>> gnome-python2, pyhton2 to python3 , qt3 etc etc
> Wishful thinking. Porting from gtk2 to gtk3 is non-trivial or not even
> feasible in all cases (without dropping some features/implementations).
> Some developers are unhappy with gtk3. Others switch to Qt.
I would say that the transition from Gtk2 to Gtk3 was pretty
much a disaster especially in terms of the 3rd part software.
* Firefox is still Gtk2 (and there is only one Martin Stránský
working on the transition, and although he is an übermensch,
the transition is still far from complete
* pidgin is still Gtk2 (and port to Gtk3 is one of the main
hindrances of version 3.0 I believe)
* GIMP of all programs (original software for which Gtk was
created) is still Gtk2.
* I know about at least two projects which are effectively dead
because of missing transition and their upstream authors just
gave up in disgust
* Actually, I have hard time to imagine which large 3rd party
projects did switch from Gtk2 to Gtk3.
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