Subject: Re: GTK2/GLIB2 Apps (WAS: Re: pkgsrc/news/pan 0.[12,13] branch
To: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/26/2002 10:19:07
On 25 Sep 2002 @ 3:06pm (+1000), Dr. Rene Hexel wrote:

DRH> On Sun, 2002-09-22 at 09:19, Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
DRH> > ...i think we're in the clear at this point.
DRH>   Okay, I have update pan to 0.13.0 now.

cool thanks.  i've been watching the CVS snapshots of this app for a while.
they've only recently fixed some serious bugs/leaks in resource management.
this is one of those wonderful GTK apps (kinkda like xchat) that likes to
arbitrarily grow > 64meg resident RAM.


DRH> > i guess a LOT of major GTK apps are gonna be depending on gtk2/glib2
DRH> > soon, as they do, how are we going to adjust?
DRH>   Since gtk and gtk2 can live side-by-side, there should not be much of
DRH> a problem.
DRH> > A lot of KDE apps are duplates w/ v2 v.s. v3
DRH>   I don't know about whether KDE2 and 3 can be installed at the same
DRH> time.  But for GTK (and also GNOME) applications, having both sets of
DRH> libraries installed works fine.  Therefore, upgrading on a package by
DRH> package basis should be okay.
DRH>   Keeping older versions of packages IMHO only makes sense if that
DRH> package is a prerequisite for others or where it is otherwise desirable
DRH> to have two versions available.  But that's not gtk/glib/gnome-specific,
DRH> we have that for a lot of packages ...
DRH>   Cheers
DRH>       ,
DRH>    Rene