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From: Aisha Tammy <×××××.cc>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] GTK:2 EOL and incoming migration to GTK:3
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 00:52:52
1 Hi all,
2   As most of you might be (or not be) aware, GTK:2 has reached EOL in
3 December 2020,
4 following the announcement of GTK:4.  We are now in the process of
5 cleaning up
6 GTK:2 ebuilds and moving the packages to use GTK:3 and drop GTK:2 support.
7 In the coming days, bugs will be opened for all packages which are still
8 using GTK:2.
9 We encourage all maintainers who get a bug to start the migration soon,
10 to ensure a smooth
11 transition.
12 This transition is expected to take a long time so there shouldn't be a
13 worry about sudden
14 changes in packages. We are going to keep some of the more important old
15 GTK:2 ebuilds,
16 such as the CJK ebuilds, around as long as we have GTK:2 in the tree.
17 Newer packages are
18 encouraged to be GTK:3 only.
19 The starting point of the transition are packages which have GTK:3
20 support and optional GTK:2
21 support. Most of the bugs of this kind have already been filed[1] and is
22 the safest
23 place to start killing off GTK:2.
25 Best,
26 Aisha
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