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  • emblemparade
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    The news is that just the binaries downloaded from Mozilla will have GTK+2. Distribution packagers can decide for themselves what compilation flags that want to use.

    However, I imagine that most distributions will also be conservative and go with GTK+2 for now. This is a huge change to a very critical application and it's best to go slowly!

    It actually would be nice if independent packagers (PPA for Ubuntu) would create a firefox-gtk3 package so some of us can help testing right now and help debug before Firefox 44.

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  • dungeon
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    Originally posted by Creak View Post
    Edit: And even though! The package managers of these special distros would just have to stay with Firefox version 42!
    Well no - gtk2 support will not be removed here, maybe in 2017. or so.

    I even think Firefox 45 ESR builds will go with gtk2 by default.
    Last edited by dungeon; 12-15-2015, 03:38 PM.

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  • eydee
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    I got the impression that was the case, but the more important thing is wayland support.
    Yeah, Rebecca Black OS users will rage...

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  • schmidtbag
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    Originally posted by brent View Post
    Doesn't the GTK3 port have some performance and architectural improvements? So it may not directly effect the end user in terms of functionality, but it still matters.
    I got the impression that was the case, but the more important thing is wayland support.

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  • Creak
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    Even the Debian stable (Jessie) has GTK3, so unless they want to run Firefox on some weird embedded distro, I still don't see the point...

    Edit: And even though! The package managers of these special distros would just have to stay with Firefox version 42!

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  • brent
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    Doesn't the GTK3 port have some performance and architectural improvements? So it may not directly effect the end user in terms of functionality, but it still matters.

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  • eydee
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    Does this affect the regular user is any way? Nope. They click on the Firefox icon, Firefox opens, and they browse the web. It could be GTK1 or GTK99, even anything else, eventually it's just a window for the average person.

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  • ssokolow
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    I'm torn. On the one hand, I really like running Aurora but, on the other hand, if I downgrade to Stable channel, I can escape this annoying bug where there's a random chance that clicking Save or Cancel inside a GTK+ 3.x Save As... dialog can cause the browser to become non-responsive to input. (I reported it as bug 1204406 back in September)

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  • Creak
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    Instead of wondering how many users only have GTK2 installed, why don't they look at which distros still use GTK2 only? I'm fairly sure we could count them on one single hand and they won't even be any of the major distributions.

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  • magika
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    Although the GTK3 port is ready to ship, the update experience will be poor for users without GTK3 installed. We don't know what proportion of users that would be. Reverting to GTK2 for 43 beta and maybe 44 beta also would give some time to sort out [bugs].

    Jeesus christ! If user's distro is not stale shit like RHEL or some LTS fossil, which is probably not, since user is able to install FF43 on it, then GTK3 is present and will be pulled in by package manager with FF update.

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