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Re: [ide-dev] Respinning Mars.2 with GTK2 by default

On 05/04/2016 12:36 PM, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
So why don't people:
* Plea with Ubuntu to get some of their bugs fixed?
* Help SWT project fix some bugs?
* Give equal treatment to distros and not try to punish one for the other?

I want to repeat it loud. SWT on GTK3 is not broken (yes it has bugs but less than SWT on GTK2 even), SWT on GTK3 on Ubuntu is broken (many reasons described in the bug) so why don't people try to fix things in Ubuntu or in Ubuntu specific way without trying to "screw off" everyone else?
I totally support Aleksandar's POV. Every couple of years, Ubuntu comes with a new fancy approach to something that is immature, incompatible with the state-of-art and breaks Eclipse. This mustn't be a reason to reduce quality on other distributions.
As a Fedora user, I'd highly dislike GTK2 to be the default, because it's uglier.

Isn't it possible, rather than impacting all distributions, to detect the current distribution and/or desktop system (Unity/Gnome-Shell) and to make some recommendation and tweaks based on that?
So Ubuntu users would be prompted to try one of the 3 ways to improve their experience.
Mickael Istria
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