Spotify for Linux uses GTK2 which is End of life EOL now

Spotify for Linux uses GTK2 which is End of life EOL now

NicoHood

GTK2 has reached its end of life. Correct me if I am wrong, but spotify still uses GTK2. That should be fixed now, almost every other application is GTK3 ready now.

 

I am also maintaining the spotify package for the archlinux user repository and I am an Arch Linux staff member. If you need any feedback from our side, I am happy to help out 🙂

 

Also see:
https://archlinux.org/todo/gtk-2-eol/
https://blog.gtk.org/2020/12/16/gtk-4-0/

 

It does mean, however, that GTK 2 has reached the end of its life. We will do one final 2.x release in the coming days, and we encourage everybody to port their GTK 2 applications to GTK 3 or 4.

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Ebristol117

any chance youve got a version of spoitfy that works with arch linux and system trays? i cant seem to get it working on manjaro which is using the 5.10 kernel.

Juxuanu

This would allow to start supporting Wayland.

CEF already does too with Ozone.

 

Also, 4 days ago, CEF was set to use gtk3 by default on compile.

https://github.com/chromiumembedded/cef/commit/c4baba880e0b28ce82845275b328a12b2407e2f0

https://github.com/chromiumembedded/cef/commit/020ac1b509726604bedd4097230389fe22f66fc4

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