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    Phoronix: GTK 4.2 Released With NGL Renderer By Default

    GTK 4.2 is out today as the newest stable release of this open-source toolkit and incorporates bug fixes and other improvements as a result of feedback from developers working on transitioning from GTK3 to GTK4...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...K-4.2-Released

  • #2
    Gonna check it out on my pinebook pro

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    • #3
      Exciting release! Also, it is now insanely easy to compile gtk4 on windows, even without msys.

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      • #4
        Better than Qt 5 ? The best thing about Qt 5 is that you don't need to go through the tedious process of installing annoying free updates.

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        • #5
          I compiled GTK4 from source earlier today in an effort to get GNOME40 running on Debian, and while I ultimately failed to get gnome-shell running, I was amazed at how easy it was to build GTK4.

          Gnome-shell and mutter on the other hand is a bit of a pain. I did get it to compile eventually after chasing down a ton of dependencies, but it failed to run, complaining about not being able to find some libmutter-8.so or something. In my /usr/local where I installed everything I could find a corresponding symlink which seemed to lead nowhere.

          I gave up, and after a few ninja uninstalls I'm now back to 3.38, which is fine but not exactly exciting.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oleid View Post
            Exciting release! Also, it is now insanely easy to compile gtk4 on windows, even without msys.
            This sounds like a good news. I get that most here are anti-Windows, but some of us use it (yes, I do) and there are some apps that have had issues with GTK3, specifically thinking of the Deluge torrent client. Since (from what I understand) it is supposed to be easier to jump from 3 -> 4 that it was from 2 -> 3, maybe that could be the route they take, get to GTK 4. Anyway, nice to be cross-platform, especially since Windows has the largest desktop market share by a landslide, that is just reality right now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brisse View Post
              I compiled GTK4 from source earlier today in an effort to get GNOME40 running on Debian, and while I ultimately failed to get gnome-shell running, I was amazed at how easy it was to build GTK4.

              Gnome-shell and mutter on the other hand is a bit of a pain. I did get it to compile eventually after chasing down a ton of dependencies, but it failed to run, complaining about not being able to find some libmutter-8.so or something. In my /usr/local where I installed everything I could find a corresponding symlink which seemed to lead nowhere.

              I gave up, and after a few ninja uninstalls I'm now back to 3.38, which is fine but not exactly exciting.
              Why not fedora rawhide Workstation? https://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/linu...e/Workstation/

              It has the latest gnome and gtk packages.
              Laughing1
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              Last edited by Laughing1; 30 March 2021, 05:36 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Laughing1 View Post

                Why not fedora rawhide Workstation? https://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/linu...e/Workstation/

                It has the latest gnome and gtk packages.
                I might give it a try just to get a peek at the latest stuff, but it's not like I plan to start distro-hopping my daily driver.

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                • #9
                  Since gnome-shell uses GTK4, does this mean that now the gnome-shell will draw all the desktop interface with the help of this renderer?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brisse View Post

                    I might give it a try just to get a peek at the latest stuff, but it's not like I plan to start distro-hopping my daily driver.
                    Excellent idea. I love Fedora and bleeding edge stuff, but rawhide is just ... shudder

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