Eclipse SWT builds against GTK+ 3 (Status Report 30 October 2012). First look at ControlExample on GTK+ 3


As I have promised before, I’ll be making status reports on migration of SWT to GTK+ 3 more often from now.

Couple of weeks passed, since I’v posted that we are moving with a good speed towards the goal of building against GTK+ 3.0.  And with great pleasure I want to inform you that, last week we were able to build with GTK+ 3.0 and see the shell with Hello World on it.

Today we went even further, and for the first time, I want to show you how ControlExample looks like in GTK+ 3.0 ( to make it work you need to comment out line 108 as BrowserTab produces errors that stops ControlExample to be displayed):

ControlExample picture running on GTK 3

Of course it is far from perfect, but I would say that it is a big step forward considering, that 4 months ago we had bunch of errors (116?) that prevented us from building at all. 

What’s Next ?  Debugging…debugging….debugging….

I will keep you posted 🙂

Regards,
Anatoly

 

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About Anatoly Spektor

My name is Anatoly Spektor (originally Anatolijs Spektors) I am Software and Web Developer. I have worked in Seneca Center for Development of Open Technology on Big Blue Button Add-on - Polling Module, Red Hat and some other places :) I am an author of the book 'Eclipse Debugging How To', Muay Thai fighter and amateur photographer ;)
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One Response to Eclipse SWT builds against GTK+ 3 (Status Report 30 October 2012). First look at ControlExample on GTK+ 3

  1. soares says:

    Glad to hear that things are progressing. Keep up the good work!

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