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herbie643
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gtk 3.20 or gtk 3.22

Post by herbie643 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:47 pm

I just came over from running Antergos (Arxh), got tired of their constant elitist attitude, but at least I was on the lastest gtk, 3.22 in that case.
Now I am here and all my custom themes do not work correctly.
My question is, when the heck is Mint going to get gtk 3.20 or 3.22 on the system?
Both of them have been out for months and if you check you will find errors about deprication running with Mint themes in GTK3 applications.

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Re: gtk 3.20 or gtk 3.22

Post by xenopeek » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:40 am

If you care for the very latest software versions, you need a rolling-release base distro like Arch Linux. Linux Mint is point-release based, meaning you get updates to fix security issues and other critical bugs but generally don't get new feature releases unless during the lifetime of a distro release (Linux Mint does update a lot of software with its minor releases every 6 months, but no core operating system components like Gtk are likely to be updated as that would mean retesting--if not rebuilding--all packages that use Gtk). The current Linux Mint release, 18.1, is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I think it has Gtk 3.18. It will not get a newer Gtk release during its lifetime, only updates to fix security issues or other critical bugs. It won't be till mid next year, when Linux Mint 19 (based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) arrives, that it will move to a next feature release of Gtk.
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Re: gtk 3.20 or gtk 3.22

Post by herbie643 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:29 am

Thank you for your quick reply. I understand what you are saying but I guess I will have to live with it.

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