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Re: Abysmal state of GTK build

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Abysmal state of GTK build
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 14:22:14 +0300

> From: Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com>
> Cc: larsi@gnus.org,  gregory@heytings.org,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 11:05:30 +0800
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > Then I think we should aim for the defaults described above.
> >
> > What about builds with GTK 2 -- do they have fewer problems?  Can they
> > support XInput2 in a reasonable way?
> They support XInput 2 (and most of the other features I mentioned as
> problematic on 3.x) correctly, but GTK+ 2.x is obsolete and probably
> will be removed from most GNU/Linux distributions soon.

That's understood, but until it is removed (which could take a few
more years, for all I know, especially in ELS distros), perhaps we
should consider preferring it to the GTK 3.x build?  If both versions
are available, that is.

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