Linux Mint 17.x contains GTK+ 3.10.8, which is very old. So old, that Eclipse Mars has some serious bugs when running with it (the most serious one is the file names missing in the Git commit dialog https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=480032).
Is there any way to compile + install a newer version of GTK+ on Linux Mint 17? I tried manually installing the packages from Ubuntu Vivid, but that opens up a dependency hell.
Alternatively, can I install a newer version of GTK+ in some other directory, and start Eclipse so that it uses that version instead?