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Re: Gtk+ 2 versus Gtk+ 3
On Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:19:08 -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Pierre Pronchery <khorben%defora.org@localhost> writes:
>> sorry if I have missed this at some point, but I am wondering if there
>> has already been a consensus on favoring either major versions of Gtk+,
>> for packages that support both. Would it make sense to add a switch in
>> mk.conf, much like packages like PHP or Apache do?
> My take is that for a package that does something, there's no need for
> both, and we should follow upstream guidance. For packages that provide
> libraries that link against gtk, it's harder.
I can think about www/webkit-gtk and www/webkit-gtk3 in this case, for
which packages relying on either one would probably have to explicitly
include the proper one, depending on which version of Gtk+ is preferred
in the first place.
> What package are you talking about? I think it helps to discuss the
> issues of a few specific packages and see how that comes out, rather
> than be abstract. This may be a problem (multi-version support) that
> does not need solving.
Well, for wip/deforaos-libdesktop (on which 13 other packages depend),
the switch to Gtk+ 3 is only a matter of changing the inclusion of
buildlink3.mk from either x11/gtk2 or x11/gtk3 (and then webkit for
deforaos-surfer as mentioned above).
This might affect more than just the software I've been writing myself, I
just have no idea how many would be relevant; if there are "enough" I do
think it would make sense to be able to switch between Gtk+ 2 or 3 from
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