Compatibility problems with latest GTK+ applications

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at
Fri May 9 13:48:40 BST 2014

On Freitag, 9. Mai 2014 13:44:18 CEST, John Layt wrote:

> Thanks for that link, it explains things very nicely.  Between their
> lack of resources and the "GnomeOS" philosophy it will be interesting
> to see how they respond to our approaches: in the article they clearly
> state only a mass rebellion from Gtk's users would prompt them to
> focus on cross-desktop/platform improvements.

Well, wireshark is moving to Qt =) and eg. Audacious devs don't seem very happy with CSD either:

It's on their newspage under "More GTK+ 3.x nonsense" ...

The XFCE bugreport [1] Martin mentioned has a rather opposing tone reg. bending towards gnome demands (their WM is in the same trap as KWin in that to alter the meaning of MWM_DECORATION would require to update all decoration themes/plugins), LXDE is apparently about to finish the change towards Qt as well ...

=> Is anybody aware of existing efforts for a (plain) Qt zenity drop-in replacemt?

Atm. I assume that the only relevant GNOME bit that should probably be covered (so that users don't have to rewrite scripts for kdialog or similar)

Emacs users are apparently trapped :-( - but there're enough great editors (esp. such that focus on being an editor and not a single process GNU OS ;-)

Atm. I'm in the mood to write some sort of "qtdialog" this weekend, that one could symlink to "zenity" and then simply ignore this (and other) GTK+ moves into self-isolation.



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