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  • GTK+ 3.0.0 Tool-Kit Officially Released!

    Phoronix: GTK+ 3.0.0 Tool-Kit Officially Released!

    It's been a little more than a week since the final release of GTK2 was made available and at that time GTK+ 3.0 was nearing its official release. Today, after being in development for years, GTK+ 3.0 has been officially released...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTA5NA

  • #2
    Good to have GTK for a worst-case scenario if Nokia was to announces it will kill off MeeGo (and therefore also Qt) tomorrow.

    Ubuntu will make use of GTK3 with Ubuntu 10.10 in October.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by d2kx View Post
      Good to have GTK for a worst-case scenario if Nokia was to announces it will kill off MeeGo (and therefore also Qt) tomorrow.
      Qt is independent from MeeGo, and MeeGo is developed by Intel too.

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      • #4
        I just have a question about this GTK+ (3.0) release:

        Is it API/ABI compatible with GTK2 or not?
        If it isn't, I think It'll take some time (like python3) to be adopted by a large amount of distros (currently, for instance, only a few apps use python3 instead of python2 and most distros still don't have python3 in their official repos).

        About the project, I hope this release to be at least as successful as GTK2 was, but personally, I prefer Qt much more.

        Cheers

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        • #5
          Originally posted by evolution View Post
          Is it API/ABI compatible with GTK2 or not?
          If it isn't, I think It'll take some time (like python3) to be adopted by a large amount of distros (currently, for instance, only a few apps use python3 instead of python2 and most distros still don't have python3 in their official repos).
          It's a major version change, so no, it is not. It's meant to be installed alongside gtk2.
          Upgrading, even having code compatible with both GTK2 and 3 should be possible.

          While i also would choose qt for any new project, many existing GTK projects could still upgrade (eventually), so there is still a big gain however you look at it.

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          • #6
            Does GTK 3.0 support c++? If not, why not?
            In my experience, c++ is way better for gui programming than plain c.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tball View Post
              Does GTK 3.0 support c++? If not, why not?
              In my experience, c++ is way better for gui programming than plain c.
              Please try gtkmm

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tball View Post
                Does GTK 3.0 support c++? If not, why not?
                In my experience, c++ is way better for gui programming than plain c.
                Look up Gobject introspection (gir). It has tons of language support.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tball View Post
                  Does GTK 3.0 support c++? If not, why not?
                  In my experience, c++ is way better for gui programming than plain c.
                  Gtkmm is the C++ binding. It's a great API and is far easier to use than the C API.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by srg_13 View Post
                    Gtkmm is the C++ binding. It's a great API and is far easier to use than the C API.
                    I totally agree, however what bothers me is that there might not be any gtkmm3 any time soon.. is there?

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