On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 04:25:47PM +0100, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> Dave Neary <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > We should just say that GTK+ 2.4 is not out yet, and we can't base
> > stable software on an unstable toolkit. Especially since we've been in
> > a pre-release freeze for 3 months.
> By the time that GIMP 2.0 is release, GTK+ 2.4 will be released as
> well. We might be able to be release a few days earlier, or it might
> happen the other way around.
  Agreed, but the filechooser is still under development/testing.

> > > If we do that we will most likely very soon
> > > see binary GIMP2 packages showing up that have these patches included.
> > > Mitch, what do you think? Would that be a problem at all?
> > 
> > I doubt that. Especially since the sources we'll provide will only
> > require gtk+ 2.2. The target, I guess, is to have a GIMP based on 2.4
> > around the time where distros start shipping GNOME 2.6. Which will
> > probably be towards the end of the Summer.
> Distros will start shipping GNOME 2.6 shortly after it has been
> released and the release schedule for GNOME 2.6 says March 22nd. This
> date will have to be corrected due to the delayed GTK+-2.4 release but
> I think we can expect a GNOME 2.6 release in early April.
> Thus, we should face the fact that at least some distros will make
> their GIMP 2.0 packages depend on GTK+-2.4 and ship with these patches
> applied.
  I don't see a problem with this. As long as the distros maintain their
patches themselves.  I don't really know how Mitch's patch works, but
may be it could be included with some #ifdef GTK2_4.  This way, we could
release a gimp-2.0.1 with or without support for filechooser.


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