On Sat, Feb 05, 2005 at 11:17:09PM +0100, Sven Neumann wrote:
> > You asked if going to 2.6 would cause a problem for them, and they
> > indicated it would.
> No, they didn't. They said that they have had problems updating gtk+
> in the past. So far noone has expressed any actual problems updating
> glib and gtk+ to version 2.6.
To get some details into the game - a while ago (just after 2.2 was
released), I tried upgrading to 2.6 (I thought that 2.6 was required,
but this doesn't matter here). I ended up with a system where
- gdm crashed (I was unable to get any useful error message - logging
seems to be broken with regard to this, strace did not help)
- GIMP 2.2 crashed almost every time I opened the file selector with some
strange pango message showing up (some assertion failed) - it seems
that font handling has somehow changed (I did compile a new pango,
but not a new freetype)
I found an obscure way to prevent this crash, but I cannot remember
anymore - it was not really stable either.
- OpenOffice stopped working with some unresolved symbol
I straced a lot but got no real conclusion (apart from that the new file
selector opens a lot of files which probably kills performance on
networked file systems).
I can give it a try tomorrow and see whether I get some useful error
messages. (My earlier message to this list describing my problems has
somehow been ignored, there might be some details in there.)
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