On Nov 10, 2009, at 7:50 AM, Allin Cottrell wrote:

On Tue, 10 Nov 2009, Paul Davis wrote:

I do not believe that using a pre-built GTK OS X framework is
desirable for users or developers. Include GTK as part of your
app bundle. Its not hard to do and gives you complete control
over which version of GTK is used by your app.

I think this confuses two issues. I include a pre-built GTK as
part of my app bundle for OS X, just as I do for MS Windows.
It is difficult for me to build the GTK stack for OS X myself
because I work on Linux and have only occasional access to an OS X

With the win32 binaries available from gtk.org, one can select the
pre-built package that works best (i.e. "complete control over GTK
version").  It would be great to be able to do that with OS X too,
though of course I understand that Kris Rietveld casn't be
expected to do all the work this would involve!

Interesting point. ISTM that a framework is perhaps not the best solution in this case. A tarball of the gtk+ and dependencies installation folder would be easy to provide and would integrate well with autotools. Would that help you? If so, what would be a good prefix to build it into?

John Ralls

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