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    Default GTK+ 2.90.7 Released, Drops DirectFB Support

    Phoronix: GTK+ 2.90.7 Released, Drops DirectFB Support

    While GNOME 3.0 has been delayed to next March, the development releases towards version 3.0 of the GTK+ tool-kit continues in a steadfast manner. After the last GTK+ 3.0 snapshot a few weeks back that ported most of the GTK+ drawing to use Cairo, GTK+ 2.90.7 has been released...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODU4OQ

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    Does this affect any efforts to build an OS on the latest Linux and GTK 3 and just *not support X11*? I know there are experimental OSes out there, like ReactOS and the Amiga OS clone, but if there's something radical that's actually going to work itself back into Ubuntu, I might be interested.

    Do any GTK3/Wayland/Linux-KMS distributions currently exist?

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    No, and no.

    DirectFB is unmaintained in GTK+ because nobody really uses it anymore. DirectFB is a lot less interesting in today's KMS/GEM/TTM/DRI2 world. What DirectFB still offers is less interesting than just using a tiny X server (e.g. kdrive) or Wayland.

    Wayland is not the basis of any (usable) distribution because Wayland itself is still too young. It's more of an alpha/demo technology right now than a ready-to-use product.

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    One thing I occasionally still use directfb for is Links2 if I want to look something up while installing or working on a system without a functioning xorg server.

    It sounds like an interesting project, too bad there's such little interest in it.

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    Looks like they still have a big wiki page on it http://www.directfb.org/wiki/index.p...TK_on_DirectFB

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    http://www.mail-archive.com/gtk-deve.../msg12231.html

    To note: "people I've talked to"

    That doesn't constitute following the proper channels before you remove a component in a software project.

    http://www.directfb.org/index.php?path=Main%2FContact : has several contacts that may be unaware of the removal.

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