Re: 2.4 meeting summary

Owen wrote:

This is a summary of an IRC meeting that was held this afternoon with GTK+ team members and Mark McLoughlin as a representative of the GNOME
release team.

A complete log of the IRC conversation can be found at:

The general topic of the meeting was getting the GTK+ 2.4 release back
and track and out in a timely fashion. A primary concern here was
not holding up the GNOME-2.6 release further; the GNOME-2.6 schedule
can be found at:

General areas of concern

The first subject of discussion was going over areas of special concern;
ones mentioned were:

Pango: A lot of open bugs
GtkFileChooser: Various niggling bugs and the possibility of more UI
GtkComboBox: Some important (mostly implementation) issues need fixing before 2.4.0
The huge pile of assorted GTK+ bugs

The Will-Fix list

The biggest problem currently seems to be that we are just in the mode
of tackling bugs as they come in and not making progress towards
off the release. To combat that, the proposal was made to have a "Will
list of bugs:

- On the web at
- Deadline for adding issues to it is this Friday, Feb 20
(important new issues that are found after Friday can be added as exceptions)
- Issues on the list should generally either be blockers for
  the release or bugs with patches
- Things not on that list will generally not be fixed

Please add the following, which I believe qualify because of the patch availability or serious impact on accessibility: 132847 <> nor Nor NEW gtk+ combobox GtkComboBox widget is not accessible 131226 <> [P] nor Nor NEW gtk+ GtkTreeV Unable to select listview files with keyboard

132847 is a serious accessibiblity issue for users, and compares poorly to GtkOptionMenu. I believe it falls under your heading of 'important GtkCombo issues' but it's not on the WILLFIX list. 131226 points out a serious inconsistency in the user experience for list keyboard navigation, depending on how many rows are present in the list and whether it's MULTISELECT. There is a patch available from Padraig.

127430 <> nor Nor NEW gtk+ gtk Conflict between entry/completion key bindings 112647 <> [P] nor Nor NEW gtk+ menu Add indicator-size style property for checkmenuitem

These are possibly lower impact, but I'd at least like to see a review of the patch (both are listed as 'Candidate Stoppers' in Calum's accessibility bug list); if the patch is OK I think it should go in for 2.4.0. regards


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