Archive for June, 2005

22 Jun 2005

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

There is some discussions upstream about GTK 2.8 for GNOME 2.12, due to the fact than the new version (based on cairo) didn’t get a lot of user testing for the moment. Tarballs of glib/gtk/pango have been rolled, so let’s play with them and send some feedback upstream :)

I’ve uploaded a glib2.0 2.7.0 package to Ubuntu/Debian (experimental) and put i386 gtk 2.7.0/pango 1.9.0 packages for Ubuntu on this page (you can also use “deb http://people.ubuntu.com/~seb128/gtk ./” for your sources.list).

Some notes about the new version:

– better to use cairo 0.5.1 because of this issue

– it “breaks” firefox because gecko assumes than gtk uses pangoxft which is not true with cairo, you can workaround it by editing /usr/bin/firefox and not exporting MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO

– I’ll upload the new pango/gtk to Debian (experimental) after the cairo package update than should happen soon