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From: Maxim Kammerer <mk@×××.su>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 08:46:38
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits by Alexandre Rostovtsev
Just to illustrate the USE=gtk3 confusion, on packages I has personal
experience with:

--> flag provides support for gtk3 apps, in addition to gtk(2) (with
independent USE=gtk in uim); most users would probably want this.

--> flag for gtk3 libraries *and* executables (independent USE=gtk; an
example of a package that should be slotted?)

--> REQUIRED_USE="^^ ( gtk gtk3 )" with default switching from version
to version (current stable is gtk, previous was gtk3).

--> USE=deprecated instead of USE=gtk3 in unstable.

--> for once, a "simple" USE=gtk3 that enables gtk3 instead of gtk
(gtk3 support still experimental?)

--> USE=gtk3 enables extra support, in addition to gtk: "Enables
building of gtk+3 helper library, gtk+3 runtime sound effects and the
canberra-gtk-play utility. To enable the gtk+3 sound effects add
canberra-gtk-module to the colon separated list of modules in the
GTK_MODULES environment variable." — very unclear: is it needed?
recommended? also, why doesn't the package handle the environment
variable by itself?

Maxim Kammerer
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Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>