Re: GTK2 API stability

On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 23:24 -0700, Lawrence Nakamura wrote:
> Hi,
> How stable is the GTK+ 2.x API? By stability, I mean:
> 1) How sure can I be that programs written against GTK 2.x will work
> unchanged with 2.y?

the 2.x is committed to API stability for the entire major version. the
ABI too is supposed to not break, but that might happen if the situation
demands it.

> 2) In particular, I notice GTK/GLIB uses lots of #DEFINE macros for
> constants. Do these constants ever change? (b/c if they do it'd require
> a recompile, no?)

no, they don't change.

> 3) Are there currently plans for another major version change? (ie, GTK+
> 3.0)

about this you can read the minutes of the GTK+ developers meeting that
was held at last FOSDEM:


Emmanuele Bassi,  E: ebassi gmail com

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