Summer of Code

Mark Doliner mark at
Tue Mar 25 21:36:41 EDT 2008

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 21:04:17 -0400, Stu Tomlinson wrote
> On Tue, 2008-03-25 at 17:59 -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> > Is this actually relevant?  What version of Gaim/Pidgin does RHEL4 ship?  I
> > see that CentOS 4.6 has "Pidgin 1.5.1."  It seems like our decision to stop
> > supporting earlier versions of gtk in future releases wouldn't affect RHEL4.
> It depends what you class as relevant. I know Warren has been hoping 
> to update RHEL to Pidgin 2.x for a while now, and I have been 
> building RPMs for RHEL/CentOS 4 & 5 since Pidgin 2.0.0 :
> Also, how much work is it really creating us to support older Gtk in
> Pidgin 2.x? I occasionally remind others that some things are dependent
> on new Gtk versions, and sometimes fix the breakage myself, but most 
> of what I've seen as being relevant are more like Pidgin 3.x dependencies
> anyway.

I'm not saying we should rip out all our code that makes things work on older
Gtk.  I'm just saying that if  we want to do something in Pidgin that's very
inconvenient to do with Gtk 2.0.0 then we should be willing to drop support
for it rather than spend lots of time making it work.


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