[Users] GTK+ 3.8.0 (STABLE)

Theodor-Iulian Ciobanu theo19k at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 11:06:10 CEST 2013

On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:52:20 -0400
Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:33:06 +0200
> Michael Rasmussen articulated:
> > On Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:59:48 -0400
> > Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> > > 
> > > Interesting! Are there any plans to alleviate that situation or is
> > > there some specific reason that the C-M team does not want C-M
> > > compatible with GT3?
> > > 
> > I can't speak for the others but since I don't use GTK-3 and nor do
> > I see myself using it in any foreseen future I have no urging
> > desire and the time required to change the current status quo.
> I can understand your reasoning. If I did not use GTK-3, I would have
> no desire to program for it either. However, the reality of the
> situation is that there are users who do employ GTK-3 in other
> applications. Obviously not all applications have switched to the
> newer version of GTK, "claws-mail" being a prime example.

As a Windows user, I'm very thankful for that. CM switching to GTK3
means I have to stick with an old version or switch to another MUA.

> The reality of the situation is that many users are forced to
> maintain two version of GTK to satisfy their needs. Eventually, GTK-2
> will be EOL'd. However, that day is not today nor in the immediate
> foreseeable future. Perhaps "claws-mail" is simply going to wait for
> GTK-4 to be released, thereby skipping over GTK-3 entirely. Maybe
> that is actually not such a bad idea.
> Thank you for your reply.



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