Re: [Gimp-developer] Doing without pygtk ?


On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 10:32 PM Ken Moffat via gimp-developer-list <
gimp-developer-list gnome org> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 04, 2019 at 08:18:26PM +0100, Ken Moffat via
gimp-developer-list wrote:
Everyone knows that python2 is reaching end of life, but until now
pygtk-2 (which seems to be unmaintained) has continued to build.
But now pango is under more-active maintenance, and using harfbuzz
(which is a good thing).  Unfortunately, as part of the changes in
pango-1.44 to move to hb, a _lot_ of things from pango headers have
moved into private headers which do not get installed.

At the risk of offending people who want to use python2 with gimp:
is it practical to build gimp-2.10 without pygtk-2 ?

Is it a question because it is actually going to be impossible to have
pygtk in some distributions in a close future?
If so, which distribution, and for when?

Builds fine with --disable-python.  Whether all users will find it
usable is a different matter ;-)

Yeah Python has always been an option but it is also a very important
feature of GIMP. People will not be happy if their scripts suddenly stop

This being said, we already dropped pygtk in the master branch (future Gimp
3), which now uses GObject Introspection for Python support (both 2 and 3)
and much more (we tested with success already JavaScript and Lua too, and
someone is working on Vala if not mistaken).

Now when will GIMP 3 be released? Nobody can say. We'd really like GIMP
2.10 to keep Python 2 support for as long as possible.


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