On 2018-02-23 11:53 AM, Lars Paulsen wrote:
I have ported the scope plugin to GTK3.
During that work I also noticed some deprecation warnings for the
workbench plugin which I did create not long ago
and as suggested by the HACKING file I did write it for GTK2.
If I port a plugin to GTK3 should it still support GTK2?
Should we change the HACKING file regarding the preferred GTK version to
prevent people from writing new plugins based on GTK2?
For the average plugin with minimal dependencies I would recommend to
support both since it's so easy. You can put all of your version
specific stuff into a single compatibility header (and/or re-use
Geany's) so you don't need to litter your code with #ifdef stuff very much.
Most distros, as well as the Windows and MacOS releases are still
shipping the GTK+2 version of Geany/Geany-Plugins and it's the build
system default as well, so if you care about supporting a wide user
base, supporting both versions is a good idea.
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