Convert glade files to glade-3 (was: Patches: Documentation,, gnc-ui-util)

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Thu Dec 10 16:37:01 EST 2009

On Thursday 10 December 2009, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> writes:
> > On Wednesday 9 December 2009, Christian Stimming wrote:
> >> @developers: Should we convert all glade files to glade-3 sometime soon?
> >> Otherwise we will run into this issue every time someone wants to edit
> >> the glade files with the currently recommended and available tools...
> >
> > I'm in favor of this. I have hit this issue several times already when I
> > make changes to the glade files (which I seem to do regularly lately).
> >
> > Glade 3.6.2 still allows to generate Gtk+2.10 compatible xml which was
> > recently proposed as the minimum required Gtk+ version (aka the version
> > that ships with RHEL5).
> I would propose that we wait until after 2.4 before making this change.
> Once we branch 2.4 then we can upgrade to glade-3.  I'm just worried
> about destabilizing 2.3.x when we're really trying to stabilize it for
> 2.4.  While moving to glade-3 isn't extremely high-risk, I think it's
> higher than we should like for where we are in the dev/release cycle.
I can agree on that. I think this move will fit in with cleaning up deprecated 
gtk stuff.

I mean, libglade is currently deprecated in favor of GtkBuilder (which is 
libglade with some improvements). The potential problem there will be that 
RHEL5 is still on Gtk+ 2.10, while GtkBuilder requires at least 2.12. This 
goes for other deprecated items as well (the Tooltips vs Tooltip functionality 
was already mentioned on the list before).

Anyway, we are aware of this problem. Let's look for a solution when it is 


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