Re: Merging gio into glib

On N, 2007-11-22 at 09:44 -0500, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 15:15 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > 
> > I'm not sure its expected in the future. Apparently there is some
> > confusion from the different version numbers of current glib/gtk+ which
> > is why there is a desire to resync the numbers.
> I think it's safe to say that Gtk+ has settled on a once-a-year release
> schedule where glib can use more regular releases, for one reason
> because its such a low level library for the entire platform.

Expanding on that, I think that a different version numbering and more
regular releases can give a message that glib can and should be used for
projects that don't even have a GUI to give a pleasant C coding
experience without having to reinvent the many wheels and share these in
a shared library instead.

> Personally I don't buy that there's any gain in skipping version numbers
> and syncing them.  It adds more confusion IMO without solving much.

I agree. Going with this we'd have a jump from gtk+-2.12 to 2.18. That
can be clarified maybe easily this time around, but next time with more
often glib releases it's going to be 2.18 -> 2.22 and so on. Lots of
confusion in the lines of "Where did gtk+-2.20 go?"

Mart Raudsepp
Gentoo Developer

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