Build dependencies (was: Re: Request: require glib2 >= 2.12)

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Feb 26 14:17:06 EST 2010

On Feb 20, 2010, at 10:32 AM, John Ralls wrote:

> WebKitGTK is another dependency that we need to assess, I think. They don't actually have a declared "stable" release yet, though they have a quasi-stable 1.15 branch. Their announced plan was to have a stable 1.2 out this summer, but their list has been  very quiet lately, so I'm not sure how they're doing on that goal. I doubt very much that they're worrying much about backwards compatibility, though, and if WebKitGTK requires gtk+-2.20, our efforts at backwards compatibility are futile. Does RHEL5 support building WebKitGTK -- or provide an RPM? 

Well, WebKit has fiddled their configuration so that Gtk will only work with X11. This is probably OK for now, I can continue to use 1.12 as long as they keep it on their website (or I suppose I could re-host it somewhere if they don't). But perhaps we should look into Gecko as the rendering engine for Gnucash-2.6. It's too bad, because Phil put a lot of work into WebKitGtk.

John Ralls

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