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@gnome GTK2 EOL? Won't that cause a lot of issues?
I can see a number of notable projects still relying on GTK2 at a glance. I do not expect them all to switch to something else in a timely fashion.

@murks @gnome It's been 10 years. I mean: it's time. We're not going to do any more bug fixing or releases, but if Linux distributions still wish to ship GTK2 in their repositories, they can do that. After all, I think some distros still have GTK1.

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@ebassi @gnome I think that's precisely what distros will have to do for years to come.
I wonder whether the EOL was announced beforehand, I couldn't find anything so far. I hope it's not just this passing note in the GTK 4 announcement.

I remembered vaguely that there was a11y trouble in GTK land so I read up and found your presentation: gitlab.gnome.org/ebassi/guadec

Good to hear that you can work on that.
You wrote there that ATK was dropped, but what about the other applications that use it?

@murks @gnome We've been telling distributors that GTK2 was going to be EOL'd by the time GTK4 was released for the past three or so years, so it's not really an unexpected thing. We can't be expected to maintain 3 separate API series.

As for ATK: it's still used by GTK3, and underneath everyone on Linux uses AT-SPI, including GTK4; we just cut out the middlemen.

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