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Re: Moving to glade and GtkInspector




On Mon, 2017-04-03 at 01:29 -0400, Martin Owens wrote:
> Hi Gtk Devs,
> 
> I'm brining this up in devel mailing list because it might not be
> possible to do well enough, but I'm interested in raising the
> question
> of moving projects from widget code to glade ui files.
> 
> I work on Inkscape. The next version of Inkscape (0.93) will be Gtk3
> and Gtk2 is now removed from our codebase. But we're still generating
> all of our widget trees in-code and is kinda hurts redesigning our
> dialogs.
> 
> Is it worth moving to glade for parts of a large gtk3 app, does it
> help
> with css adjustments at all and would it be an acceptable patch to
> make
> the gtkinspector dump out our existing widget trees (it would be
> really
> nice to have it generate glade xml, but that's just silly right). At
> least getting the data out of the inspector and into a python script
> for generating the xml would be a start.
> 
> Any ideas, or thoughts?

I wrote this horror a long time ago:
http://www.hadess.net/2009/04/because-i-suck-at-glade.html

I'm pretty sure you could reimplement this in the inspector without too
much trouble, even if it would likely suck codewise.

HTH
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