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Re: Abysmal state of GTK build

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Abysmal state of GTK build
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 09:13:18 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:

> That'd be nice -- but do we have any concrete reason to believe that Qt
> is going to suck less than Gtk?  Everybody has a tendency to think that
> something like this must surely be great -- until they start actually
> working with it, and then they discover all the things that just doesn't
> work (as we found out with Gtk, but only after a few years of actually
> working with it).

I don't know.  I guess we will only find out once someone starts writing
such a port.

GTK was fine at first (I remember the scroll bar flickering being an
issue in the early days of the GTK+ build), but due to the bad decisions
of the GNOME developers, has been getting steadily worse since 3.0, and
even more so since 3.4.

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