Re: GNOME 3.0 in March 2011

On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 09:24 +0200, Frederic Peters wrote:
> Paolo Borelli wrote:
> > I still would like to have a definitive description of what 2.32 apps
> > can and cannot use: for instance will the new glib be part of the
> > release (and hence gsettings etc)?
> There will be both a glib and a GTK+ 2.x release in September; modules
> should still be ported to use GSettings, hopefully a GtkApplication
> backport will land soon in GTK+ and module are encouraged to use it.
> Also the GTK+ 3 migrating story ("get your module building with gseal,
> without using deprecated parts, and it will work") should still hold
> true; there was a GTK+ meeting yesterday, probably they will send
> minutes and a detailed status update.
> In the specific case of gedit, there's the issue of libpeas, it is
> really your call if you want to start using it already in 2.32.

Given that apps that wanted to port to GSettings are already ported, I
really don't see why we're advising to use GTK+ 2.x/3.x selection at
configure-time when we've been telling people to target GTK+ 3.x.

Speaking about my modules, I will not accept any changes to make them
work with GTK+ 2.x again, nor would I want people to waste their times
doing that.

The 2.32 story is inexistent: "Hey, you have a couple of weeks to
release something that you didn't plan for, and that didn't exist".

I suggest you mention what you actually want 2.32 to be before asking
people to write more code than they already did.

I believe I also mentioned that problem in various discussions at GUADEC
and I would have expected the release team to come up with a good
definition before telling people to backtrack on the changes required by
the release team (like the goal to build 2.31.5 against GTK3, which
would probably have happened before any GSettings port).


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