Dual Packaging per Library

Jason Benjamin hexusnexus at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 22:38:54 UTC 2016

I know a that a lot of Linux systems are moving toward Gtk 3, but there 
are so many packages in the repositories that are still compiled with 
Gtk 2 in mind.  The authors provide Gtk 3 options for several of them 
in the configure process.  Geany and the wxWidgets library are a couple 

Is it possible that with Xubuntu and Lubuntu the packages could be 
maintained for Gtk 2 but  have newer alternative packages compiled 
specifically for Gtk 3?

Hopefully more authors start to do this.  But then of course, the 
applications that rely heavily on canvas drawing will have to switch to 

[The Computer] was the first machine man built that assisted the power 
of his brain instead of the strength of his arm. - Grace Hopper
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