When Time Comes For GTK5, It Might Be Wayland-Only On Linux

I wonder what that means for XFCE?

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Xfce still chugging along with gtk3

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Only nVidia card users, like myself, need worry.

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Probably something like this:

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For perspective, there was 9 years between the release of gtk3 and gtk4.

I imagine that by the time gtk5 is released either wayland will have become dominant enough that xfce will have switched to it or someone will fork gtk and keep the old version going…

For that matter, does xfce have plans to migrate to gtk4?

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new patches from Red Hat that have been merged into the X.Org Server enhance XWayland’s existing “root-full” mode of operation for allowing entire desktop environments and window managers to nicely function within the context of XWayland

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We’ll all be running GNU Hurd by the time this happens…

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Hello mr optimist!

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To be clear, there was 9 years between gtk3 and gtk4, not 900 years…

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It won’t be as long as that…

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Yes, it will be much, MUCH longer :rofl:

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That was 6 years ago when it looked much closer. :rofl:

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You’ll be telling me that RMS isn’t immortal next :roll_eyes: