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November 23, 2013 — BarryK
The title is quoting Iguleder here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=89272

Yes, I also was feeling oppressed with the direction of software dependencies, and general bloatedness. In fact, it was a factor that contributed to my decision to retire.

I did think along the same lines as Iguleder, but decided that it is too much work. But, if Iguleder, technosaurus, goingnuts and others can tackle it, this would be a great direction to take Puppy.

True lean-and-mean. I don't want to be coarse, but give the finger to what so many other software developers are doing.

I have always loved GTK 1.2, for it's speed and tiny size. To my mind, if font anti-aliasing is added, it could be resurrected.
There are a lot of dead GTK1-based projects out there, waiting to be resurrected also!

I am not saying that a lean-and-mean pup would have to go with GTK1, but it is definitely worth consideration.

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I am following Iguleder work, it's good. He found a bug in gtk1 corrected in gtk2. But I could help him testing his thing.
If I find a programmer job in Australia, I come. France has become bad with much unemployment.
Cheers

There was this way, but it didn't work quite right in some apps:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=6890

...this was used in some early versions of Puppy. The project page is: http://gdkxft.sourceforge.net/

Other than that, there are some patches to the GTK source:

http://john.fremlin.de/programs/linux/gtk-font-hack/index.html
http://alx14.free.fr/gtkaa/
http://www.linuxtoday.com/developer/2001060400620NWGNSW

There's another one that I discovered some time ago... grrrr, can't find now.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/files/?source=navbar
in the next release.
GTK+2 and the biggest repository
on Linux.

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