[Sugar-devel] GTK 4.0 Release

Chihurumnaya Ibiam ibiamchihurumnaya at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 07:12:39 EST 2020

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 10:45 AM Martin Guy <martinwguy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 18/12/2020, Chihurumnaya Ibiam <ibiamchihurumnaya at gmail.com> wrote:
> > GTK 4.0 was released a few days ago
> > This means that in no distant time we'll be looking at porting activities
> > to GTK4.
> Given that the OSes that Sugar is based on will take several years to
> include that in their stable releases, and that GTK3 will be included
> for the next ten or twenty years, as GTK 1, 2 are currently, can you
> explain how that will help the Sugar system, given all the other work
> that needs doing?

The aim was to make the community know about the release and in no distant
future we'll start looking at
porting sugar and the toolkit to GTK4, it doesn't have to happen right away
or anytime soon.

> Also, I doubt that an activity ported to GTK4 will continue to run on
> GTK3 hence not on all the systems that don't have GTK4 yet, as the
> point of a major release is usually that its API is not compatible, so
> I expect that work to break the activities one by one for all
> practical purposes.

The toolkit and sugar itself would be ported first before activities get


Ibiam Chihurumnaya
ibiamchihurumnaya at gmail.com
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