Re: new modules consensus

On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 18:13, JP Rosevear wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 13:09 -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 12:47, Martyn Russell wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 15:28, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> > 
> > > > There is a patch. I am not sure if it is in yet or not, but if not, it
> > > > should be going in within the next few days.
> > > 
> > > Why not depend on GTK 2.4? (is there a mail thread about this?)
> > 
> > Because Novell has customers that are using older releases of their
> > OS/GNOME/GTK+, and they want the latest version of Evolution.  Thus,
> > Evolution must be able to work on older GTK+ versions.  This is side
> > effect of the fact that Evolution is a separate product developed apart
> > from GNOME, and is not something intended solely for GNOME as is, say,
> > Nautilus or Epiphany.
> Its not really this, Evolution requires a lot of testing and we like to
> have snapshot available on a variety of platforms and until FC2 no one
> included gtk+ 2.4 (well, maybe debian i guess).  We are moving away from
> this need by going to shorter release cycles hence fewer features and
> less testing required between releases.

I would have thought given the recent versions of other libraries that
you require for Evo 1.5 (libgnomeprint, gal, e-d-s, gtkhtml, to name a
few), that GTK 2.4 wouldn't have been a problem.  But then, it is the
bread and butter of Gnome (as I like to think of it) and perhaps thats

Evolution 1.5 still rocks without it! :D


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