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Re: a new combo box

On Sun, 2014-12-28 at 12:53 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> I am a bit disappointed by the turn this discussion has taken - I was
> hoping people would try the code I pointed to and let me know what
> they think and point out problems (thanks to Tim for doing just that).
> Instead, I get arguments about how much my time is worth compared to
> Mortens, complaints about 10 year old bugs getting wontfixed, or
> philosophical questions about whether a toolkit should ever provide
> more than one tool for a given job...

I'm sorry to see this thread spiral out of control and for my part
in that.

My intention was really to start a rational conversation around this
topic and raise a concern that I think is justified, whichever direction
this takes, it will be nice to know that the decisions made were
carefully considered.

We have a long history on this list of careful consideration of the
benefits and collateral damage of the new APIs we adopt, and in doing
so, make a certain commitment to maintain. This is what makes GTK+ a
safe place to contribute and a viable choice for application developers.

This said, I think Jasper has raised the right course of discussion,
all emotions aside I hope that we can follow his lead by simply
sticking to facts and having some rational discussion.

Best wishes for the new year,


> Please, it was fun to write this code, I was hoping you would have
> some fun trying it out.
> Anyway, really off now until the new year. Enjoy your new years party,
> everybody!
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