Re: Gtk+4.0

On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 07:17:34PM +0100, Chris Vine wrote:
On Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:40:55 +0200
Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet gnome org> wrote:
When GTK+ breaks the API, it doesn't mean that a higher-level library
needs to break API too. For example, GtkTextView has a quite stable
API, so I think GtkSourceView will still have a stable API too, to
keep backward compatibility during GtkSourceView 4.

However, if your application depends on two GTK-based libraries, the
developers for one of which proceed to adopt a development path using
unstable GTK versions and one where they stick to stable, surely you
are doomed?  Likewise if the two libraries decide to adopt different
stable versions (not impossible with a two-year cycle for stable

Yes, that's why it's more important for libraries to follow unstable
GTK. For apps, it's less important.

GtkSourceView will probably follow unstable GTK, while still trying to
keep the GtkSourceView 4 API stable.


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