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Re: Patch to add DirectFB backend to current GTK+ sources

On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 01:43:10AM +0200, Attilio Fiandrotti wrote:
> Hi
> I prepared a tarball [1] containing the DFB backend for GTK+, backported 
> from GTK's CVS HEAD to 2.8.x, and a patchfile to compile GTK 2.8.17 with 
> the DFB backend.

Hey, Attilio, this is great, thanks a lot for this work.

> The patchfile has been tested with GTK 2.8.17 from CVS, DirectFB 0.9.24
> and and Cairo 1.1.6 built with DFB backend; produced GTK liraries were
> succsfully tested with the GIMP.
> This patch should allow the debian-gtk-gnome team to produce both the
> X11 and DFB version (used in the debian-installer) of the GTK libraries
> from the same source package.
> This is a temporary solution, as when GTK 2.10 is released, this will be
> possible without patches for upstream sources as it already contains the
> DFB backend.
> Having the debian-gtk-gnome team managing also the DFB version of GTK+
> libraries will also allow the d-i team to drop its own 2.0.9 source
> packages.
> Having GTKDFB 2.8.17, whose DFB backend is much more stable than the old
> one found in GTKDFB 2.0.9, available as udeb may allow Etch to be
> released with graphical frontend enabled by default ?

I am not sure, i got the impression that the default choice was not due to
this consideration, but more about the general maturity of it.


Sven Luther

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