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View Poll Results: What do you think about GTK+
I love it. 6 10.53%
I like it. 17 29.82%
Its OK. 22 38.60%
I don't like it. 7 12.28%
I hate it. 2 3.51%
Whats GTK+ 3 5.26%
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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What do you think about GTK+?


The first (old) version.
Sunday morning poll

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Old 07-25-2010, 04:53 AM   #2
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I like it, it's free, has lots of bindings for other languages etc etc. But it needs a bit of optimization. Actually it would be so nice if all OSS developers agreed on a "year of optimization" when they would do code & feature freeze and spend all their time on bug fixing and optimizing the existing code. Some projects (like Enlightenment) take optimization serious and the resulting quality really shows. If everybody had done the same I think my desktop would feel several times snappier than it currently is.
 
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:54 AM   #3
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In fact, I like the idea of an object oriented GUI framework for ISO C. But, looking through the Glib docs for a while, I found their OOP model just overengineered...

Why is this poll in the "slackware" forum?
 
Old 07-25-2010, 12:34 PM   #4
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GTK1?

AFAIK, it's only in Slackware because XMMS needs it, and Pat's market isn't willing to part with XMMS.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 04:30 PM   #5
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Aah, so it was about Gtk+1 . Well my answer is still the same. Back in the old times it was more or less the only alternative and it was a good one, light and fast.
 
Old 07-26-2010, 03:56 AM   #6
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The first (old) version.
Sunday morning poll
It is unclear what you mean.

The 1.x versions of GTK are known as plain "GTK" (there is no GTK+ 1.x, it is GTK 1.x).

The 2.x series is referred to as "GTK+"
 
Old 07-26-2010, 04:03 AM   #7
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It is unclear what you mean.

The 1.x versions of GTK are known as plain "GTK" (there is no GTK+ 1.x, it is GTK 1.x).

The 2.x series is referred to as "GTK+"
Just: No.

It was always called GTK+, I used the term long before a version 2.x was even thought of.

But at least, now I understand what the OP meant by "the old version". Doesn't make such a big difference to me, though.
 
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Yeah the poll question is overly simplified. I obviously should have specified in comments further.
 
Old 07-26-2010, 03:06 PM   #9
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Just: No.

It was always called GTK+, I used the term long before a version 2.x was even thought of.
You are correct. I'd thought that the object oriented enhancements were added to 2.0 but I see now they appeared sooner.
 
Old 07-26-2010, 04:16 PM   #10
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GTK1?

AFAIK, it's only in Slackware because XMMS needs it, and Pat's market isn't willing to part with XMMS.
That's correct as XMMS is, simply put, legendary.
 
Old 07-27-2010, 04:23 PM   #11
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GTK1?

AFAIK, it's only in Slackware because XMMS needs it, and Pat's market isn't willing to part with XMMS.
As stated above XMMS is legendary! Though this newer release of audacious is actually usable compared to the previous release. Perhaps the next one will be even better.

I took a look if I use any GTK+ (1.x) applications besides XMMS. Gwhere is the only one. It's ugly and completly dated - but does exactly what I want and how I want it done. I've tried other catalog managers, but they all seem to concentrate too much on features and flash.

Mplayer (gtv) builds against GTK+ (1.x), as does imlib (imlib_config)
 
Old 08-02-2010, 07:18 AM   #12
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I still love gtk+-1.2.10 and to prove it I created the largest collection of gtk1 sources ever found in a single place:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/.../Applications/
 
Old 08-02-2010, 10:38 AM   #13
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I still love gtk+-1.2.10 and to prove it I created the largest collection of gtk1 sources ever found in a single place:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/.../Applications/
That was the reason i created this poll.
We were discussing in ##slackware about xmms and stuff like that.
I said i wish xmms were rewritten in gtk+2, cause imo its current implementions like audacious are not as good as the original.
There seem to be a group of people, like you, who even now, prefer gtk+1 over the later versions, and swear by fvwm and stuff like that.
Slackware and probably Debian seem to be the only widely used distributions still supporting applications like that.

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Old 08-02-2010, 06:28 PM   #14
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There seem to be a group of people, like you, who even now, prefer gtk+1 over the later versions, and swear by fvwm and stuff like that.
fvwm has a single optional (--disable-gtk) FvwmGtk module but the window manager itself and the other modules don't have anything to do with gtk otherwise. I swear by fvwm myself, but could definitely live without gtk+ (retroactively aka "gtk1").
 
Old 08-03-2010, 08:54 PM   #15
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because it works

If you want a rewrite of xmms with gtk2, didn't the beep-media-player do just that? I used it before, but I didn't see any benefit over plain gtk1 xmms.

Xmms is one of those programs that just works, and works well enough that I hardly ever consider trying out a new media player. I don't know why I'm that satisfied with xmms, since I tried out uzbl to replace Firefox, and I tried OSS 4.0 to replace Alsa, and basically an alternative to nearly every other thing.
 
  


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