On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 07:44:09AM +0200, Shlomi Fish wrote:

> > yesterday I started to port some code in GIMP CVS to functionality
> > that is only in glib-2.6. So we are now depending on glib >= 2.6.0.
> > glib-2.6 has been packaged for most distros for quite a while so that
> > dependency shouldn't cause any problems.
> I should note that Mandrake 10.1 (much less older releases) does not ship 
> with 
> glib-2.6. I was able to build the glib-2.6 SRPMS from Mandrake Cooker without 
> too many problems, though.
> > Mitch, me and probably others already have some changes pending that
> > would introduce a dependency on gtk+-2.6. So far we have usually
> > waited until a package reaches debian testing before depending on it.
> > Since gtk+-2.6 only just yesterday appeared in debian unstable, this
> > would mean waiting at least another nine days. Now I wonder if that's
> > worth it. I'd rather ask you to speak up if you want to hack on GIMP
> > CVS and a dependency on gtk+-2.6 would cause you serious problems. If
> > noone objects, we will bump the minimum required gtk+ version this
> > weekend.
> I haven't tried to compile gtk-2.6 for Mandrake yet. At the worst case, I can 
> install it from source using ./configure --prefix=. 

Just for your consideration: I failed to install GTK 2.6 on a SuSE 9.1
machine. A lot of weir things happened (fonts were not being found, gdm
crashed, some unresolved symbol XineramaIsActive etc.). I had to remove
GTK 2.6 and GLIB 2.6, to get a usable system again.

I'm not a developer, so this is not an objection, just a note.

Bye, Tino.

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