Re: disabling GTK+ features to shrink GTK+

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 7:02 PM, Alberto Ruiz <aruiz gnome org> wrote:
> 2010/6/14 Sam Thursfield <ssssam gmail com>:
>> A more socially-minded approach would be to work on the problem of
>> sharing a GTK+ runtime between all apps on a system. It's perhaps not
>> an easy problem, due different requirements in versions and specific
>> libraries, but it's a more long-term solution to the problem of GTK+'s
>> big runtime than for each app using GTK+ on Windows to build and
>> distribute their own incompatible versions.
> That is just not how you ship stuff on Windows unfortunately, there is
> no apt/zypper/yum like thing for Windows (though MS seems to be
> working on that apparently).
> tml and myself went through this problem again and again, even if
> GTK+'s API is stable, guaranteeing GTK+'s ABI on Windows is just
> impossible for several reasons, a common GTK+ runtime is just not the
> way to go. Easing the bundling process of Gtk+ into a windows
> app/installer, and reducing the amount of dependencies is the way to
> go.

That may be, but 'disable this random set of widgets I don't need'
patches have very little chance of going upstream.

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