Feature #123

Port to GTK+ 3?

Added by X. W. 8 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:NewStart date:08/11/2013
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Kentaro HAYASHI% Done:


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Dear Mr. Yamamoto,

the initial version of GTK+ 3 already has been released more than two years ago. But Sylpheed still is utilizing the old GTK+ 2.

Why is that?

And will Sylpheed be ported to GTK+ 3 anytime soon?


#1 Updated by X. W. 8 months ago


Just wondering:

Or do you plan to port Sylpheed to something entirely different, like Qt for example?

#2 Updated by Hiroyuki Yamamoto 7 months ago

  • Priority changed from Immediate to Normal

Porting to GTK+3 is roughly planned, but no progress yet.

I had also thought of porting to other platforms like Qt,
but it will be almost same as full rewriting.

#3 Updated by X. W. 4 months ago

Dear Mr. Yamamoto,

i just wanted to let you know that i just had a look at Audacious 3.4.2 Win32:


It uses GTK+ 3 on Windows and it seems to work just fine :). So, maybe you want to have a look at it yourself as well.

In feature request #124 you said you can not upgrade GTK+ 2 on Windows because of font rendering problems.

So, could you please start porting Sylpheed to the latest GTK+ 3 and release a GTK+ 3 Sylpheed Win32 ;)?

It would be much appreciated.


#4 Updated by X. W. 4 months ago


GTK+ 3 Win32 is also available on gtk.org now, see:



So, please port Sylpheed to GTK+ 3 ;).


#5 Updated by Kentaro HAYASHI about 1 month ago

  • Assignee set to Kentaro HAYASHI

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