Re: Outdated win32 bundle
- Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:24:00 +0100
- From: John Emmas <johne53@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Outdated win32 bundle
On 19/06/2015 00:24, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
It's all well and good that everybody has their own builds, and
packages, and installers — and I mean it: it's great to see so much
activity around GTK on Windows. Now, if only that translated to more
contributions to the backend code… *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge* ;-)
While people doing their own builds is great, I'm still going to ask
for one thing: please, help out setting up an automated builder that
takes the GTK git repository and builds it with the Windows backend.
As an aside... whatever happened to Microsoft's interest in all this??
Around 2 years ago a guy from MS visited this list to let us know about
their CoApp project. From what I can remember, they were getting
worried about the number of people building the GTK stack for Windows.
They didn't have anything against GTK. What worried them was that all
these competing builds would end up bringing back "DLL Hell" which MS
itself has worked very hard to get rid of! The proposal was to have one
official source for Gtk-Win which would be hosted by MS (and delivered
by some kind of app that would be similar to apt-get). They were
planning to use a distribution based on the existing HexChat repos. The
initial conversations involved me, Arnavion, Tarnyko and a few others -
but it soon went very quiet.
Anyone know if it's still ongoing?
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