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We’ve heard a lot of things about ⁦‪@Gnome‬⁩, the move to libAdwaita, and theming, so I went and grabbed all the information I could from contributors to various projects, and these are the facts: #linux

@brainblasted Arch should be as vanilla as it goes for any desktop, maybe endeavour

@brainblasted I think your best bets are raspberry pis and arm VPSs

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Too bad the theme is kinda borked right now, otherwise, looking good!

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1) probably a webkit bug
2) never happened before, have you tried just closing and reopening the app?

@scops it contains a whole lot of dependencies, hopefully once it's released it's gonna be much smaller

@scops Here you go, just be warned that for some reason the link breaks in mastodon, so copy it and add a = at the end:

@scops Nay, but I can make you one. The process right now involves downloading a snapshot of webkit and building it, which takes a long time and requires lots of memory, so I spared the CI from it. Let me make you that build.

Oh, and of course it works with a touch screen, too!

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Another update on Feeds! Feed/tag filtering is now inside a slick AdwFlap.

I think it looks much better than the old popover.

@gamey Actually recent ephy builds should have it enabled... I guess it also depends on the distribution, they could override it, but so can you. It should be a runtime variable, not a compile time one.

@gamey Tipically when using webkitgtk you force disable hardware acceleration in the app (one way is via environment variables). This is because some GPUs (nvidia, go figure) have issues running with it.

It depends on the app tho.

The gtk4 branch of Feeds right now has acceleration enabled, and fortunately I have access to all major GPUs, so when I'm done porting it I can test it and verify if it's still a problem on gtk4.

@scops libadwaita IS the working port. The theming problem related to libadwaita is something to do with the direction gtk as a whole is taking. libadwaita is developed by the same people that develop gtk, as a natural extension to it, not as a third party add-on.


> you could support libhandy too?

nay, doesn't work with gtk4

> thats the freedom for the user

I understand, and I agree with you, but this is a technical limitation, not an imposition

@scops could be wrong but I think that you can make themes that support libadwaita.

I'm not opposed to theming , but I can pretty much assure you that at some point themes just break UIs, because more often than not devs rely on the default stylesheet for readability as well as custom styles.

This is a difficult conversation to have, and while I'd love to have themes that would magically just work, I can see how it's not really possible for gtk at this point in time.

It's been a while, but I finaly got Feeds to work on / , including a very fresh build of

I've spent some time ironing out some porting bugs, but so far it looks really good!

There's still a lot of work to do, plus probably refactoring some stuff, but it's finally coming together!

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