[Sugar-devel] Current status of GTK+ 3.x migration
tony_anderson at usa.net
Sat Dec 26 10:41:09 EST 2015
I guess you see how far out from the developer community I am. I
associate sucrose with Activity Central. I am not sure what a sucrose
The involved developers have been doing well. However, for many of the
activities in ASLO, the original contributors have moved on, a natural
There is no attempt to point fingers, the decision is there. If Sugar is
to move to the mobile device, it appears necessary to work in a
needs to decide whether his investment in time in GTK is warranted or
should be spent it in rewriting the activity as a Sugar-web-activity.
On 12/26/2015 04:58 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Tony Anderson (2015-12-26 19:53:47)
> [Jonas wrote:]
>>> True - either that or ditch the activities evidently too badly
>>> maintained to work well with modern Sugar.
>> Aye, There's the rub!
>> Is the problem 'bad maintenance or none at all' or 'modern' Sugar.
>> Certainly TuxMath is suffering from 'abandonment'. However, even
>> abandoned code continues to run when the underlying support is there.
>> In this case, programmers who were not involved in the development or
>> maintenance of the code will have to figure out how to get it running
> Wrong: In this case all developers were involved at their various levels
> of the chains of events but some of them were inactive: GTK+ developers
> chose to improve their code beyond what a previous API could contain and
> sensibly bumped API and kept alive the previous API for ages. Sucrose
> developers chose to build their code on top of GTK+ and sensibly handled
> the API split of GTK+ including maintenance of a legacy interface for
> ages. Activity developers chose to build their code on top of Sucrose
> and some of them sensibly migrated to new interfaces, but sadly some
> activity developers did not react yet - and *that* is not sensible.
>> The port of activities to GTK+ 3.x seems to have stalled because of
>> the higher priority to re-implement activities such as TurtleBlocks in
> Are you pointing fingers at other volunteers choosing to spend their
> time in a way you disaprove of, or have you provided patches to migrate
> some activities but have been turned down?
>> In the case of gstreamer 0.1, I was able to find how to install the
>> I am certainly sure that everyone is bored to tears on this subject
>> since I have mentioned it so many times already.
> Did you "mention" it through the appropriate issue tracker?
> - Jonas
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