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Old 03-18-2002, 10:52 PM   #1
Floppy
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gtk 2.0


Is it possible to compile programs with gtk 2.0 that depend on gtk-config being in $PATH?
Apparently gtk 2.0 uses pkg-config which does the same thing I guess, but only better.

Do I have to have a gtk >= gtk 1.2 but <= gtk 2.0?

I tried compiling gvim, but it doesn't find the appropriate gtk 2.0 stuff even if I force it to use gtk. So, vim defaults to this rather ugly user interface called athena.

I also tried compiling xmms, but had the same problems with gtk-config.

Are gtk 2.0 and gtk 1.2 compatible or do I have to wait for the developers of xmms and vim to include support for gtk 2.0.

What gtk version do you have on your LFS system?
Thanks for your support
 
Old 03-19-2002, 11:05 PM   #2
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Re: gtk 2.0

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Originally posted by Floppy
Is it possible to compile programs with gtk 2.0 that depend on gtk-config being in $PATH?
Apparently gtk 2.0 uses pkg-config which does the same thing I guess, but only better.

Do I have to have a gtk >= gtk 1.2 but <= gtk 2.0?

I tried compiling gvim, but it doesn't find the appropriate gtk 2.0 stuff even if I force it to use gtk. So, vim defaults to this rather ugly user interface called athena.

I also tried compiling xmms, but had the same problems with gtk-config.

Are gtk 2.0 and gtk 1.2 compatible or do I have to wait for the developers of xmms and vim to include support for gtk 2.0.

What gtk version do you have on your LFS system?
Thanks for your support
gtk-2 and gtk-1 are not compatible. The reason for the major version number increase is that they use totally new interfaces, API's and whatever else is new. An app has to be specifically written for gtk-2 for it to work.

For that reason I'm still using gtk-1.2.10 on my LFS system.
 
  


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