Compatibility problems with latest GTK+ applications
thomas.luebking at gmail.com
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  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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