Is there anything I should know to replace GnomeDruid with GtkAssistant?

Tao Wang dancefire at
Thu Jul 1 00:11:10 EDT 2010

Hi, Derek,

I think we already break the support of RHEL 5/CentOS 5. I tried to build
the GnuCash 2.3.14 on CentOS 5.5 today, and it failed. There are several
functions we used in code require higher version of packages in CentOS 5.5.
I found some in code:

DBI_DECIMAL_SIZEMASK is introduced in r18288, and the macro is only
available since libdbi 0.8.2, but CentOS 5.5 only have 0.8.1.
gnome_keyring_result_to_message() is introduced in r18842, and the function
is only available since libgnome-keyring 2.19.5, but CentOS 5.5 only have
g_strcmp0() is appeared in several places, and it is available since glib
2.16, but CentOS 5 only have glib 2.12.3.

There are more, so, unless someone spend time on backport the code to make
sure 2.3.x can be build on CentOS 5, we break the support for RHEL5/CentOS 5
for some time already.

So, based on that fact, I think it should be ok just drop the support of
RHEL 5/CentOS 5, and move on to take the advangtages of newer version of our

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 1:13 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at> wrote:

> Tao Wang <dancefire at> writes:
> > Based on the numbers, I propose that we should stop supporting RHEL 5,
> which
> > stop us move to Gtk 3. We have to use deprecated packages(libgnomeui,
> > libglade, etc.) for a long time, EOL of RHEL 5 is 2014.
> >
> > I understand that we should provide as more platform as we can, however,
> it
> > doesn't mean we should support all platforms we found. Depend on gtk+
> 2.12,
> > we still support almost all major platforms.
> Not for 2.4.  2.4 will support RHEL5.  It's too late to decide *now* to
> drop support for EL5.
> After 2.4 we can discuss dropping el5 support for 2.6.
> -derek
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Tao Wang

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