Upstream packages and Maemo/GTK compatibility March 1, 2006Posted by Florian in GPE, Maemo.
I built some new GPE packages for the 770 which include a pile of upstream bugfixes and minor improvements now. Currently it really looks like keeping the Maemo specific bits in the upstream sources was a good idea, the Maemo port just gains bugfixes and improvement without any additional overhead – very good for developers like me suffering from a terribly lack of time.
One obvious problem is that the theme used for the 770 lacks support for some widgets like GtkSpinButton and the old combo box. The screenshot illustrates the issue a little bit:
This might be an area where it is possible to improve the compatibility between Maemo and GTK to make porting and maintaining the ports a little bit easier.
If someone is interested in trying the experimental packages, just take a look here. Choose packages from Feb. 28th.