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Re: [XBoard-devel] Cross compiling Winboard in Linux

From: h.g. muller
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] Cross compiling Winboard in Linux
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:24:31 +0100

This is a little confusing. Did you mean the gtk-xt branch?

The gtk-xt branch is last updated november 2011, and does not use libXt.

The gtk branch is not updated since 2010, and does still use libXt and libXaw.

Would you please explain the status of these two branches. Are they both used? Thanks.
Well, I have had little involvement with the GTK effort so far,
but I am sure Arun means gtk-xt branch here.
The older gtk branch was a first attempt for a conversion to gtk,
but more or less stranded because too many things were not working at once,
making testing almost impossible. So Arun started a second attempt,
based on the strategy to have a more continuous transition, where both
Xt and GDK code initially existed next to each other and where both operational, so the Xt code could be replaced step by step. I think this replacement has now
be largely completed, mostly due to the work of John Cheetham, so that
the gtk-xt branch now is entirely free of Xt code. Not all GDK code that
replaces it works flawlessly, though, and perhaps some dialogs of minor
importance not at all (although I am not completely sure of that).

I think the gtk brach now is a dead end, although it could be that some code
could still be taken from there. That is really for Arun to say.

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