Re: Justifying the GTK+ 3.0 ABI break

On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 17:30 +0200, Murray Cumming wrote:
> Every time that a parallel-installable GTK+ 3.0 has been proposed, and
> now that it has been decided, I have asked for a list of actual useful
> features that it will make possible. I've had no luck so far.
> We need to offer people a future with some specific advantages so it
> doesn't just look like the GTK+ developers are making their own lives a
> little easier and scratching an unimportant itch. People don't care if
> maintenance is hard for us, but they do care about new features and
> particular bug fixes.
> If the code cleanup is really necessary then there should be some things
> we can list that it will make possible.

The closest thing I've seen to this so far is some items on Tim Janik's
(search for "User visible gains are post-3.0 feature")

Could you please decide on some official list and put it somewhere
official. If there's no list of things that this break makes possible
then it's very hard for anyone to believe that the break is necessary.
If we get sick of asking and getting no answer then you can't just claim
that there are no objections.

>  It would be best to have that
> list soon rather than after the slashdot shitstorm hits.
murrayc murrayc com

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