Re: gtk 2.8 for gnome 2.12

Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com> writes:

> There really aren't a whole lot of new APIs in GTK+-2.8 other than
> the addition of Cairo ... while I'm sure there would be some benefit
> letting Cairo develop for another 6 months, 12 months, etc, it has
> been getting quite a bit of testing in a broad range of applications
> already. At some point you just have to stop twiddling the API, 
> lock it down, ship, and prepare for the next iteration.

I'd also like to emphasize that a good number of the new API is driven
from needs from the GNOME desktop.  These aren't new widgets here --
these are mostly bug fixes.  I know that evince has driven at least
three of them, and evince is much nicer with GTK+-2.7.


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