Re: GTK+ 3, Win32 and GtkApplication (DBus woes)

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 8:26 PM, Kean Johnston <kean johnston gmail com> wrote:
> On 3/28/2011 1:12 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 5:35 AM, Kean Johnston<kean johnston gmail com>
>>  wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>> GtkApplication is a rather new piece of the GTK API. There has been
>> quite a bit of discussion about its role and its impact on cross
>> platform portability.
> I'll try read more of the mailing list archive. I have a vested interest in
> Gtk+ 3 on Win32 and MacOS, so if ever any help is needed or wanted testing
> any changes, I am very happy to help.
>> The answer for now is that if you want cross platform portability,
>> simply don't use GtkApplication. It didn't exist several months ago,
>> and there are plenty of excellent apps written with GTK that don't use
>> it.
> In one particular case, namely using the current "beta" of Glade, I was able
> to get it to at least start working by extracting a previous version of
> main.c from git. Fortunately, the change the author made to use
> GtkApplication was in a single commit so it was easy to unwind.

Yes I'm sorry about that. I innocently assumed it would be properly
portable as everything in GTK+ is portable, and there was no
proper notation that the application object was not available
on win32 or osx (like say, GtkUnixPrint widgets).

Anyway, I'll be backing out that commit from Glade.


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