Re: Fwd: Plans for GTK+ Bundles for win32 and win64?

On Thu, 08 Sep 2011 09:16:24 +0100, Martyn Russell wrote:

> What I wished we had years 
> ago when I was developing on Windows was an executable which installed 
> GTK+ on the system for all apps (so I didn't have to package gtk+ inside 
> my own project).

I used to provide one of such installers, but all things considered, it
wasn't a good solution - there were way too many compatibility problems
with GTK+ installers provided by other projects, and the only reason I
didn't start bundling GTK+ with the Gimp sooner is because Windows 9x/ME
required an older version of GTK+ than Windows 2000 and newer.

The current Gimp installers still use Win32 GTK+ libraries from, but I switched to the libraries provided by SuSE build
service for the unstable builds, and plan to have Gimp 2.8 installer bundle

I'm not opposed to the idea of common GTK+ on the system, but at least with
GIMP there's an additional complication that it's plug-ins are installed in
a separate directory, making incompatible versions in Windows and System32
directories that much more problematic.

< Jernej Simončič ><><><><>< >

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