Re: GTK+ 2.22.0 released

On Thu, 2010-09-23 at 23:38 -0400, Allin Cottrell wrote:

> > > Requested 'glib-2.0 >= 2.25.10' but version of GLib is 2.24.2
> > > Requested 'gdk-pixbuf-2.0 >= 2.21.0' but version of GdkPixbuf is
> > > 2.20.1
> OK, thanks, I can wait. But can I ask what the rationale is for
> splitting off gdk-pixbuf to a separate package?

if gdk-pixbuf remained inside gtk+ then it would have been bumped to the
same 3.0 major version.

there are other libraries depending on gdk-pixbuf (clutter and librsvg
being two) that would have been required to bump their API/ABI even
though they didn't strictly need it, since gdk-pixbuf's API was not
being reworked.

while there may be plans for a better gdk-pixbuf in the future there was
no need to push through a major version bump without a clear roadmap.



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