Re: EXTERNAL: Windows Installer for Gtk+3.6.2 and gtkmm-3.6.0

Hi Paul,

2013/2/17 Paul Davis <paul linuxaudiosystems com>:

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 7:27 AM, BÃlint RÃczey <balint balintreczey hu>

Unfortunately our efforts are severely impacted by the lack of official
installers for Windows and OS X and this uncertainty was a major reason
brought the Qt port alive.

I'm not speaking as a representative of the GTK project, but I will note
that as the lead developer of a large scale app that uses GTK to provide
portability to Linux, OS X and Windows, it is my judgement that you should
plan to bundle GTK within your application and not rely on it being
On GNU/Linux distributions we rely on the package manager to provide the
GTK libraries and it works perfectly.

installed separately. I can speak to this less on Windows, where I have less
On Windows we need something we can safely bundle, a pre-built official
GTK+ library set like we have for 2.28 at .

understanding of things, but on OS X it simply makes a lot more sense to
cook up a .app bundle with everything your application needs, including GTK
and really seems to reflects Apple's intentions for 3rd party apps that rely
on additional 3rd party libraries.
Wireshark already provide such bundles at
thus the problem is only not having the GTK3 binaries we could put in
the bundles.


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