F-Spot's Port To GTK3 Is Slowly Inching Ahead
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 15 June 2015 at 12:36 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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While the current stable release of the F-Spot open-source photo manager is almost five years old, the software remains under development and a student participating in this year's Google Summer of Code is hoping to finish porting it to the GTK3 tool-kit.

Valentín Barros Puertas has devoted his summer to finishing the port of F-Spot to use GTK3. In conjunction with F-Spot maintainer Stephen Shaw, Valentín is hoping to get F-Spot into a pure-GTK3 state by the end of the summer so it's free of deprecated code. F-Spot remains written in C#.

Those unfamiliar with this F-Spot GTK3 summer project can read this GSoC Wiki page.

The news today is that Valentín has made progress on at least now allowing images to display in the program under the GTK3 UI and drawn using Cairo. In this blog post today he shared that F-Spot is now displaying photos again using Gtk#3 with Cairo rather than GtkWindow. However, there's still a lot more porting to do before the GTK3 UI will be complete and ready for a new F-Spot stable release.
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