Why GTK+ 2.6 is the preferred version?

Chad chad.page at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 20:02:25 CEST 2007

The ARM chip used in the Neo has no FPU, and newer GTK+ versions use
Cairo which benefits greatly from floating point.  Therefore 2.6 is
the best performing version for ARM chips.  This report covers the
Nokia 770, which is pretty much in the same boat as the Neo:


On 6/25/07, Gergely Kis <openmoko at kisgergely.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> It occurred to me that OpenMoko still uses GTK+ 2.6 as its preferred
> version instead of 2.10.
> Are there a technical reasons for this, or was it simply a low
> priority issue to change that?
> If there are technical reasons, could you please provide me pointers
> where these are discussed?
> Best Regards,
> Gergely

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