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Re: Gtk3 portability




HI Emmanuele,

I would be very interested to hear your further comments on desktop applications not working well with Docker.  Can you elaborate on where and why Docker doesn't really work for this?

r-

On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Docker containers do not really work for desktop applications as well
as they work for server applications.

An attempt at containerisation is Flatpak, which follows the Open
Container Initiative like Docker, but it's aimed at desktop
applications.

Ciao,
 Emmanuele.

On 11 February 2017 at 19:17, richard boaz <ivor.boaz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> not a GTK-based solution, but are you familiar with Docker?  it solves these
> problems for you and more.
>
> you will never worry about having to satisfy run-time dependencies on the
> target platform ever again.  well, everything except needing a docker
> engine, that is.
>
> richard
>
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Ian Chapman <ichapman@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> Gtk3 portability
>>
>> Hi, I have made a Linux gtk3 program and have it running on my Debian Mint
>> AMD64 machine.
>>
>> I mistakenly thought that the program file (binary file) held all that was
>> needed to run.
>>
>> I moved the program file to a newly installed Mint 18.1 and ran into a few
>> difficulties.
>>
>> 1. I had to install libsdl2 to get over the first hick.
>>
>> 2. My program was looking for libglew.so.1.10 but what was in the
>> repository was 1.13 obviously a slightly later version.
>>
>> 3. I overcame hick 2 by pulling over C++ and gtk3 and recompiling from
>> source.
>>
>> Maybe you guys and gals can give me a few pointers so that I can generate
>> the program file (binary file) without all the above hassle? Regards Ian.
>>
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