A few people have asked for a --disable-gnome configure option (that is a GTK+ only build). IMHO: if you can afford to have the GTK+ libs installed on your system, then you can afford the Gnome libs also. The gnome libraries provide features that would take me much longer to code in pure GTK+. I would have to rewrite and add lots of stuff to the sources for this, and I just don't have the time. Instead I'd like to add new features. If you want to do this, then feel free to hack code and send a patch to me.