gtk+-2.8.14 version bump

Terry Chan tpchan at
Fri Mar 10 03:04:05 UTC 2006

Thankfully, there is the other choice -- ignore old, unmaintained apps.  Not
upgrading gtk+-2 and glib-2 is NOT an option as they are for more important
and useful than the few apps that may or may not be broken.

We're distro maintainers NOT software debuggers/programmer/developers. Its
simply NOT our responsibility (read: UNPAID) to fix other people's poorly
written software.

And I'm only going to wait a short period of time before I do version bump
glib-2.10.1 and gtk+-2.8.14.

I'm still waiting for a REAL post demonstrating a useful app that breaks due
to glib-2.10.x.

Terry Chan
On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 06:46:46PM -0800, Eric Sandall wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Mar 2006, Terry Chan wrote:
> > So by your logic no updates should ever be allowed because they break ONE
> > poorly written application?
> <snip>
> Basically, yes. There are several solutions:
> 1. If the upgrade breaks an app, don't upgrade
> 2. If the upgrade breaks an app, upgrade, but fix the broken app
> 2. If the upgrade breaks an app, upgrade, but provide an older version
> of the library.
> - -sandalle

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