Re: gtk3 planning

Am Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:12:00 -0400
schrieb Colin Walters <walters verbum org>:

> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Matthias Clasen
> <matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
> >
> > Sure, we could continue to shoehorn features in to 2.x and it will
> > increasingly get harder, and the bugs will increasingly get harder
> > to fix.
> What we need to *realistically* look at is what big features that
> aren't going to make 3.0 now will be able to land later without ABI
> breaks.

Luckily some of us started to plan that already months ago, otherwise
we would really be in trouble now. There was never any requirement to
land everything we could ever want into the very first 3.0 release.

> > Fwiw, a big motivation for all the sealing business was to make it
> > possible that GTK3 _can_ move faster and incorporate more new stuff
> > without the need for disruptive ABI breaks.
> Can say davidz's RI stuff land post-3.0?  Can "Full support for MPX
> and multitouch devices."  Can "Revamp/rewrite the entire theming
> system."?
> I think the answer to all of those is "no".  While I know some MPX
> code landed, as far as I'm aware none of the widgets have been updated
> to possibly take advantage of it.  Do we really believe that we can do
> that (easily) in an API compatible way?



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