[Gtk-sharp-list] gtk-sharp 2.6.0 status for distributions

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Mon Nov 7 17:47:43 EST 2005


> what's the state of gtk-sharp for distributions, in specific
> debian/ubuntu?
> Do you want us to already ship 2.6.0 (and replace 2.4) now that it's
> stable?

We are encouraging distributions to stick to Gtk# 2.4.xx and to not ship
Gtk# 2.6, for a number of reasons:

	* It increases the likelyhood of applications will run on older

	* 2.6 is a relatively shortly-lived interface (2.4 to 2.8 is 
	  a fairly small window).

	* We will support a 2.8-based release relatively soon, so
	  maintaining  2.4, 2.6 and 2.8 is too much for us deal with.

	* We will not likely do bug fix releases of 2.6.xx.

> In that case, can you guarantee that from now on gtk-sharp will be
> upwards API/ABI compatible? i.e. will an application compiled against
> 2.4.0 continue work with 2.10.0 and can it be compiled without changes
> against 2.10.0? (I know that it works for 2.4->2.6 but will it be also
> the case in the future?)

It will compile *and* run on 2.6 and 2.8.   We can not talk about 2.10
as that does not exist, but as long as the Gtk+ people do not screw up,
there is no reason why we should.

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