On 13 February 2011 20:26, Jacob Nevins <0jacobnk.fc...@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote: > > I guess that the move to Cairo is probably the biggest deal for us, but > I haven't looked into it.
Yeah. And now I remembered again how one of the last things we ever heard from mbook before her disappearance was something like "I'm doing final testing of new cairo based drawing engine. Will submit it in a couple of days." > Even having looked through the referenced article, I'm not sure if we > can get away with compile-time conditionalisation or whether we'll need > to fork the client :/ Even if we could do with conditional compilation, it might make sense to have them as separate clients. For one, it would allow gtk3 based client to be take advantage of new features in gtk3 without worrying about how well it fits common gtk-client code. I'm actually quite sure that having them as separate clients (that one can even compile at the same time with '--enable-client=gtk3,gtk2') is correct way to go. Of course that means that any bugfix to their common code must be done for two separate clients. gtk3-client should start out as copy of gtk2-client. Initially it would not even compile. For the sake of the maintenance effort of separate clients we should make the initial copying in sensible time, not before someone is actually going to work on gtk3-client development. >> What about schedule? Do we need to change something for 2.3, or can >> these things wait until 2.4? > > IMO, given our new sleek release cycle :) I doubt we need to worry about > 2.3, but we should probably start thinking about it for 2.4. Yeah, I think that it's definitely too late to do anything for 2.3, and even with our current release cycle (seems to be about 1.5 years between 2.2 and 2.3) we need this before 2.5 (which would be more than 3 years away). Doesn't leave many versions to choose from in between :-) We are already understaffed in clients department. I consider gtk3-client much higher priority than Qt-client, so personally I will cut down Qt-client development. This doesn't mean someone else couldn't take active role in its development. I have already compiled gtk3 (and obviously all its dependencies) for myself so I can get my hands dirty already. - ML _______________________________________________ Freeciv-dev mailing list Freecivfirstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/freeciv-dev