Port your application from GNOME 2 to GNOME 3

GNOME's developer technologies have been dramatically improved for version 3.0, making them faster, easier to use, and delivering enhanced user experiences. If you are responsible for an application which makes use of GNOME's developer technologies, it is recommended that you port to GNOME 3 in order to take advantage of these improvements.

The following guide is a checklist of the steps required to port a piece of GNOME 2 software to version 3.


The following procedures are essential parts of the porting process:

Additional steps

While these are not essential, the following steps are advised. They will prevent you from having to do further porting work in the future, and will enable you to take advantage of the full range of the improvements in GNOME 3.

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DevGnomeOrg/Gnome3PortingGuide (last edited 2017-04-12 17:15:59 by SébastienWilmet)