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Start moving to GtkBuilder ?

From: John Darrington
Subject: Start moving to GtkBuilder ?
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 13:17:29 +0900
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

I'm beginning to think it's time to move the libglade reliant stuff
to GtkBuilder.

The advantages of such a move include:

* It seems to handle situations where part of the user interface is
  glade generated and part is programmatically created.

* Custom widgets are handled much better.

* We'd no longer have to rely on dynamically loaded libraries, which
  has caused problems especially on non GNU/Linux platforms.

Disadvantages include:

* Relies on Gtk 2.12 (not in Debian stable).

* An extra step will be required in the Makefile to convert from 
  .glade to .ui files.

* I've heard there's an outstanding bug relating to Toolbars in
  GtkBuilder, so we'd have to work around it.

Any comments?


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