Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Gtk2 xor Gtk3
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:12:03 -0700
On Jul 29, 2015, at 11:03 AM, Bill Meier <[email protected]> wrote:

> Seen on [email protected]
> 
> From [email protected]
> 
> <snip>
> 
> Having said that, I must also warn you: do not try to support GTK+ 2
> and GTK+ 3 in the same code base. It was doable back when GTK+ 3 was
> new, four years ago, but the code base, requirement, assumptions, and
> API have been diverging to the point of being a massive waste of time
> — for you, for packagers, for users, and for people answering your
> questions.
> 
> Either stick with GTK+ 2.24, or port to GTK+ 3.

Or kick both of them to the curb, as we're doing in the trunk. :-)

Of course, we're supporting both Qt 4 and Qt 5 in the Qt version; I'm not sure how much of a pain that will turn out to be, but I think the Qt folks aren't quite as eager to Change Stuff Incompatibly as are the GTK+ people.