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One problem is that they are still on Gtk 2.x. There is so much work that was done in 3.x over the last 7 years that improves things.

Visual Studio for Mac is also Gtk 2.x, but they (Xamarin at the time) invested heavily in a custom Gtk fork as much of the hacks were not suitable upstream.




I just launched Inkscape, and noticed the port seems to be done! In Fedora 26, they ship Inkscape 0.92 which uses Gtk+ 3.


0.92.x does not use gtk3 (there is an experimental compile flag to use it, but it's still experimental)


You're both right. Fedora enables this option on F26.

rpm -qa | grep inkscape

inkscape-0.92.1-4.20170510bzr15686.fc26.x86_64

ldd /usr/bin/inkscape | grep gtk

libgtkmm-3.0.so.1 => /lib64/libgtkmm-3.0.so.1 (0x00007f12a6a2f000)

libgtk-3.so.0 => /lib64/libgtk-3.so.0 (0x00007f12a4dbb000)




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