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Re: [ide-dev] Respinning Mars.2 with GTK2 by default


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jonah Graham" <jonah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Discussions about the IDE" <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, 4 May, 2016 12:36:11 PM
> Subject: [ide-dev] Respinning Mars.2 with GTK2 by default
> 
> Wayne, in Bug 492371 Comment 6 [1], has asked this:
> 
> > Should we maybe consider respinning the Mars-based packages with the GTK2
> > switch?
> 
> I want to make sure this question is seen by a larger audience than
> just the current cc list of the bug.
> 
> My answer is Yes, consider and do it too! Asking users to try GTK2 is
> simply the first thing that one has to ask any Linux user of Eclipse
> if they report any UI related problem.
> 
> Eclipse Installer (Oomph) currently has GTK2 on in the Eclipse
> installer, and many third party offering of Eclipse products also have
> the magic --launcher.GTK_version in their ini file.

So why don't people:
* Plea with Ubuntu to get some of their bugs fixed?
* Help SWT project fix some bugs?
* Give equal treatment to distros and not try to punish one for the other?

I want to repeat it loud. SWT on GTK3 is not broken (yes it has bugs but less than SWT on GTK2 even), SWT on GTK3 on Ubuntu is broken (many reasons described in the bug) so why don't people try to fix things in Ubuntu or in Ubuntu specific way without trying to "screw off" everyone else?

> 
> Jonah
> 
> [1] https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=492371#c6
> 
> 
> ~~~
> Jonah Graham
> Kichwa Coders Ltd.
> www.kichwacoders.com
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