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Re: [Denemo-devel] Linux gub build

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] Linux gub build
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:34:03 +0000

On Tue, 2014-11-11 at 21:54 -0600, Jeremiah Benham wrote:
> I am having a bit of trouble with the linux-x86 gub build. It requires
> a higher version of Gtk. I attempted to update gtk3 in gub but ran
> into many dependency issues and ultimately got stuck on ORBit2.

this seems surreal - I read that ORBit2 is some gnome "middleware" for
CORBA - that gtk should have a dependency on it is clearly not intended.

>  I just wonder if it would be better if I reverted back to gtk2 like
> the darwin and mingw builds?

it's certainly ok to do that - though GTK3 only features are starting to
accumulate. The latest (which has caused the upgrade requirement I
presume) is this choosing of a font. In GTK2 you can't actually get a
font name, just a font specification - includes things like "bold" etc -
which can't be used directly to select a font for LilyPond. And, of
course, palettes are limited to lines or columns in GTK2 because they
use a GTK3 grid.

>  The other option I had in mind was that I have two 150gb hard drives
> at my disposal. I could install debian stable and possibly a few other
> distros and build it there. Maybe I can install gentoo in a chroot on
> one of the drives. Then I can copy all the libs needed into a
> directory similar to how it is in the current gub and launch it will a
> similar script. If that will works it will save me a lot of work in
> the long run. 

Indeed, in the long run GTK2 will get dropped for GTK3, so working
towards a long term solution makes sense. Not having a binary for
GNU/Linux while you work on achieving the goal of a GTK3 version seems
ok to me - people can (and do) build it for themselves without much
difficulty. (In fact, we(?) could provide a one-line commands to get all
the dependencies, build and install for various popular distros).


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