Subject: Re: Removal of gaim-gtk1
To: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 07/23/2003 10:07:34
On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Greg Troxel wrote:
: So, I think gnome libs need to stay until all programs which use them
: have either been replaced/surpassed by their gnome2 versions, or have
: been abandoned by their maintainers, or the balance of grief rises due
: to security problems found in gnome1 that don't get fixed. I bet this
: is at least summer 2004, if not later.
Much later. GTK1 apps are likely to linger for a long time.
: * does the gtk1 (or gnome1) version "work"?
: * is the gtk2 (or gnome2) version "better"?
For gaim, yes on both counts. However, there's actually three such
chat/gaim-gtk1 -> GTK1 client, without panel applet
chat/gaim-gnome -> GTK1 client, as panel applet
chat/gaim -> GTK2 client, uses XEMBED rather than panel applet
In my humble opinion -- certainly not authoritative for pkgsrc:
The gaim-gtk1 package can finally go out the door, because the main
objections to going fully to GTK2 gaim is the lack of a panel applet.
Simply retaining gaim-gnome[*] should suffice here. Anyone who wasn't using
the panel applet should have no problems running the GTK2 version (except
for the addition of GTK2 libraries, which are increasingly needed throughout
[*] Or, perhaps, moving the panel applet logic from gaim-gnome to gaim-gtk1,
and dropping the gaim-gnome name -- this would likely look saner to
someone browsing pkgsrc, as "gaim-gnome" is ambiguous as to which GNOME
version it refers.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>