Eclipse SWT Now Using GTK3 By Default
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 26 October 2013 at 03:13 PM EDT. 13 Comments
With a commit made on Friday, Eclipse's SWT platform is now using GTK 3.x by default over GTK 2.x.

The SWT GTK3 support by default is used when the GTK3 support is available and only for Linux/Unix platforms. This change to use GTK3 over GTK2 will be found with the Eclipse 2014 "Luna" release.

The change happened with this Git commit for the Eclipse platform and more details can be found by this bug report.
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