gtk.Version.Version Class Reference

List of all members.

Detailed Description

Description GTK+ provides version information, primarily useful in configure checks for builds that have a configure script.

Applications will not typically use the features described here.


Static Public Member Functions

static char[] checkVersion (uint requiredMajor, uint requiredMinor, uint requiredMicro)
 Checks that the GTK+ library in use is compatible with the given version.


Member Function Documentation

static char [] gtk.Version.Version.checkVersion ( uint  requiredMajor,
uint  requiredMinor,
uint  requiredMicro 
) [static]

Checks that the GTK+ library in use is compatible with the given version.

Generally you would pass in the constants GTK_MAJOR_VERSION, GTK_MINOR_VERSION, GTK_MICRO_VERSION as the three arguments to this function; that produces a check that the library in use is compatible with the version of GTK+ the application or module was compiled against. Compatibility is defined by two things: first the version of the running library is newer than the version required_major.required_minor.required_micro. Second the running library must be binary compatible with the version required_major.required_minor.required_micro (same major version.) This function is primarily for GTK+ modules; the module can call this function to check that it wasn't loaded into an incompatible version of GTK+. However, such a a check isn't completely reliable, since the module may be linked against an old version of GTK+ and calling the old version of gtk_check_version(), but still get loaded into an application using a newer version of GTK+. required_major: the required major version. required_minor: the required minor version. required_micro: the required micro version. Returns: NULL if the GTK+ library is compatible with the given version, or a string describing the version mismatch. The returned string is owned by GTK+ and should not be modified or freed.


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