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Subject: Re: [geda-user] [pcb-rnd] on IRIX - portability
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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:16:49 -0400
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On 09/19/2016 02:27 PM, Girvin R. Herr (gherr375 AT sbcglobal DOT net) [via
geda-user AT delorie DOT com] wrote:
> FYI:
> My Slackware 14.1 comes with both gtk2 and gtk3.  However, it is my
> understanding that there are some conflicts with identical filenames
> between the two, so building apps may be a problem.  i.e. installing one
> trounces the file(s) of the other, so the other must be reinstalled if
> needed.  Fun.
> My point of this is that the changeover has already started.  I do not
> know when gtk2 will be dropped from distros, but apps are starting to
> change to gtk3.  Filezilla, for one, already requires gtk3 as a
> dependency.  There are others and their numbers are increasing.  As you
> say, it will happen sooner or later.

  One thing to keep in mind here is that not everyone drops what they're
doing and upgrades to the latest OS release as soon as it hits the
streets.  Yes, stupidly the GTK2 phaseout will definitely happen, but it
disappearing from distributions doesn't mean it will disappear from
desktops on that very day.  Or that very year, for that matter.

 Just trying to keep some perspective.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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