Glib-2.0.7 & Gtk+-2.0.7 EVIL!

Larry larry at
Thu Nov 7 07:47:50 PST 2002

On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 09:18:52PM -0600, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> I'm still digging, but before anyone gets the bright idea, it appears
> that something may be pretty torched with the new 2.0.7 versions of glib
> and/or gtk+ because they managed to turn my desktop into a completely
> unstable piece of crap.  Uninstalling them and slapping the 2.0.6
> packages back into place fixed things in short order.
> My first thought was that possibly there was something that needed to be
> recompiled, so I queued up the compile monster and let it run through
> rebuilding everything from glib to gnome-utils and got the same awful
> mess (with the extra befeit of watching Nautilus do a whac-a-mole
> impression), so that shot that theory.  The symptoms were pretty weird,
> with metacity actually dying every now and then (every 25 or so window
> spawned seemed to kill it), but most obviously, selecting the
> gnome-panel Applications menu, and then Internet, would _kill_ the panel
> before it had even managed to completely fill in the sub-panel.
> I'd be interested in hearing if anyone else has the same problems, but
> yer now on notice that the 2.0.7 versions may screw things up.
> -- 
> Dagmar d'Surreal <dagmar at>
> -- 
I've been running fluxbox since I installed the 2.0.7's, so all I know
right now is pan was not affected.  I was having sawfish die, but that
was before 2.0.7, like your metacity, it was also while trying to spawn a new
window.  Will load up gnome as soon as I can and report back.

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