Gnucash 2.5/6

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Feb 8 10:20:02 EST 2013

On Feb 8, 2013, at 7:09 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> writes:
>> Forgot to mention: Gtk3 was indeed not on the agenda for 2.6. 2.6 is
>> only meant to be *ready* to be migrated. This means getting rid of all
>> the deprecated gtk symbols. Other than the register this is done. So
>> the register rewrite is actually important for this goal, whether we
>> use the GtkTreeView approach or the libgnome->cairo route.
> Personnaly I'd rather see us move to Qt instead of Gtk3 when that
> decision has to be made.  My reasoning is that I think the Gtk
> developers have lost sight of their target audience, and as a result
> keep removing features that are vital.  It's too much of a loose
> firehose, and IMHO shouldn't be supported anymore.  Indeed, for my next
> desktop re-install I plan to move away from a Gnome desktop and over to
> XFCE..
> Note that this has nothing to do with the 2.6 release, but it's
> something we should think about when contemplating a move to gtk3.

I agree completely, with the additional comment that we should consider wxWidgets as well.

However, we should make that decision sooner rather than later: If we're going to drop Gtk, then we should be using C++ and Boost rather than GObject and GLib for backend work.

John Ralls

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