Re: Plans for GTK+
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Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Following a decision that happened around Debconf, Attilio Fiandrotti
> and Eddy Petrişor have produced a patch that backports DirectFB supports
> into GTK+ 2.8.18 (the current version in unstable) without affecting the
> X11 build at all. It still requires libcairo 1.1 which is also a
> development version. I have integrated this patch into GTK+ packages and
> Eddy then produced a working graphical d-i image.
I think is fair to say that Davide Viti has contributed a lot to this (he adapted the patch for the upstream part, and he build an image for i386, before me ;).
> Tonight, those libcairo and gtk+2.0 packages are entering experimental.
> After that, we will follow how GNOME 2.16 (which is due to be released
> in september) goes, and we will have several options depending on it.
> 1. Release with GTK+ 2.8. I'm not very happy with it as it will be
> already outdated at the time of the release. Sébastien Bacher
> (GTK+ maintainer) isn't happy with it either as we will not have
> upstream support for the DirectFB part.
Probably Mike will help us with that, as he did until now, if we ask him ;-).
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein
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