On Wed, 13 Mar 2019 at 16:16, Igor Korot <ikoro...@gmail.com> wrote:

> >> How about porting recent GTK version to OpenVMS?
> >
> >
> > If you want to add a new platform to GTK, you will need to:
> Here is the problem - it is not a new port.
The last version of GTK+ on OpenVMS is GTK+1.x.

The last GTK 1.x release (1.2.10) was last released 18 years ago. Compared
to the existing GTK code base—both in the stable (3.24) and master
(4.0-pre) branches—is a completely different project.

> There was an effort to upgrade GTK+ for OpenVMS, but unfortunately it
> failed.

Not much we can do about that.

> Now out of curiosity - do you have access to OpenVMS?

No. Which is why I wrote:

>  - ensure that GTK master and gtk-3-24 build on it
> >  - open merge requests for every needed fix, if any
> >  - add a GitLab CI runner, so that we can test every commit and merge
> request on that platform, and ensure we don't regress

These are the *minimum* requirements for any support to exist. We'd also
need somebody knowledgeable with the OpenVMS platform to keep things
working when the build changes.

I assume OpenVMS still uses X11, so there's no need for a separate
windowing system, but of course every platform has its own quirks, so
everything that GTK depends upon will need to work on OpenVMS.


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