Robert Fewell 14ubobit at
Tue Aug 1 06:05:20 EDT 2017

I had come across those resource files but was not sure how to implement so
stuck to what I could figure out and it also allowed me to change the css
file without having to rebuild as I understood it.

I have also created a pull request for the register changes / fixes that I
had done without any of the colour updates that I was playing with, need to
digest your other email while I do my monthly VM system update.


On 31 July 2017 at 20:52, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at> wrote:

> On vrijdag 28 juli 2017 18:07:41 CEST Robert Fewell wrote:
> > All, just for information I have been tinkering in the register code,
> > mainly on the appearance, hopefully have some thing to pull after the
> > weekend.
> > What I have done so far is get the header alignment working, added a css
> > class to set the background, text and border colours.Changed the sheet
> cell
> > alignment so all the borders are visible, added a css class for the
> > GncItemEdit with the border colour used for the cursor and made it fit
> the
> > cell.
> >
> > Question, all of the css stuff is stored in the application gnucash.css
> > file but if that is missing should there be hard coded defaults so the
> > register is still readable or should that file missing stop the
> application
> > being loaded.
> >
> > Bob
> Bob,
> I'm back in town as of today and I'm slowly processing my backlog.
> I see you have been busy while I was away. Great!
> To answer your question: I would suggest to use the same approach as gtk
> itself does. As the css is critical for the proper display of some of our
> custom widgets, it should be included in the form of a GResource [1]
> directly
> into the binary instead of a file on disk that may or may not be present.
> Gtk
> does this for example for its (default) Adwaita theme. More details may be
> found directlyin the gtk sources.
> Your css work so far and this mail made me think some more about the css
> concept for gnucash and perhaps we need to refine our initial idea. I'll
> post
> those in a separate mail though.
> Geert
> [1]

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