Re: Windows Installation Instructions
On Wed, 2016-01-20 at 14:40 -0800, Barrett Lewis <barrett.lewis.mitsi <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> I am going by this guide https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Tomboy/Installing/Windows
> The link for Gtk+ in step 3 (http://www.gtk.org/download/win32.php) is broken.
> http://www.gtk.org/download/windows.php recommends installing MSYS2,
> however I have tried that and it doesn't leave a directory structure
> with any similarity to C:\GtkPlus\bin
> Is Gtk+ even necessary? I found that I can install/run it fine
> without Gtk+, skipping step 3 entirely. I do not have a c:\gtkplus
> folder, or a reg key
> Also, there seems to be a lot of confusion about the different
> versions of GTK#, and which one will actually make tomboy work.
> First it says 2.12.20 or newer. The modern version is 2.12.30. Then
> below it recommends the "older 2.12.22".
> I have created a comparison of how Tomboy runs with 3 versions of GTK#
> 2.12.22 has bugs
> 2.12.30 has bugs
> 2.12.25 *seems* to be the best...
> I think if any version is recommended on the install instructions page
> it should be 2.12.25, the link for which is
> (I was only able to find this through this mailing list's archives, I
> could only find links to old versions of mono, not old versions of
> Also, if GTK+ is not necessary you could maybe remove that step
> entirely from the install process? I don't understand how it's
> working without it though, since the instructions say Gtk# is just the C#
> binding for Gtk+, which is missing. But clearly Gtk# is required and
> the version matters.
Thanks for the feedback. If someone can verify these details we can
update the wiki. Also curious what version of Windows version and .NET
version are you using? It would be good to include how to install on
different versions of Windows as I'm sure it's changed from version to
Aaron D Borden
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