Re: Gtk/Gnome release schedules

<quote who="Jody Goldberg">

> On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 09:29:26AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > Why do we have to be tethered to GTK+? We have ABI guarantees, users can
> > get GTK+-level benefits when they upgrade, hackers can get their hands
> > on new features when GTK+ is stable and ready.
> > 
> > Why do we need to tether our toolkit to our desktop release? :-)
> There are backwards compatibility guarantees, but you do not get the gtk+
> benefits when you upgrade because the apps are no using any of the new
> capabilities.

You get in-GTK+ improvements though, such as fontconfig/Xft2 with GTK+ 2.2,
etc. Anything that requires use of new API and stuff, sure, we miss out on.

> If gtk needs longer than 6 months for 2.4 fine, its nice to know that up
> front.  Why not make gnome 2.4 a longer cycle to correspond to the planned
> 2.4 period.

Why do we need to? In the case of GNOME 2.4, we don't need to wait for any
particular features / API, as we did with 2.0 and 2.2. No more handcuffs! :)

- Jeff

   "Consensus is whatever the developers remember or agree with." - Paul    
                            Vixie, Open Sources                             

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