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LXDE and gtk3

July 19th, 2011 by

GTK3 will slowly replace the “old” gtk2, and of course, if we don’t want to be left behind we have to move to gtk3 eventually.

Even if slowly (we need horse power! –> yes we need you too!!) LXDE is being ported too. Nothing has been released yet, but a good deal of work is actually into git repositories.

X11:lxde:gtk3 project

Thanks to openSUSE Build Service (public instance of the Open Build Service) we are currently able to get git code and build it auto-magically (thanks god you created obs _services :D )

Right now, only five packages don’t want to build with gtk3 and they are: gpicview, libfm, lxmusic, lxpanel, pcmanfm. Everything else builds fine. As a side note, lxdm gtk greeter build but seems to crasch.

Please test those packages and report in our mailing list or even better upstream your issues.

To conclude, right now i don’t feel comfortable to push into factory gtk3 packages, so 12.1 most probably will stuck with the well know stable gtk2 packages.

Also, i’m actually working to use obs, to provide gtk3 enabled git nightly build not only to openSUSE (actually only >= 11.4) but also to Fedora 15 (already building with many successful packages) and Ubuntu/Debian. So if you are .deb packagers, please let me know, i need your help. Contact me and the lxde team using our mailing list opensue-lxde@opensuse.org

Have a great day,

Andrea

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One Response to “LXDE and gtk3”

  1. lOtz1009

    maybe you want to push that to @opensuse-lxde ?