On Mon, 2010-09-06 at 10:51 -0500, Jeff Johnston wrote:
> Looking at this even further I can see that there is no way to tell if
> gedit is closing and have a way to get at the tabs. This seems like a
> reasonable thing that we should be able to find out. If a new event
> seems too much maybe we could just put the GEDIT_IS_QUITTING on the
> header file and make it part of the API? That or have a new
> GeditWindowState that says gedit is closing
> For now I do not see any other way around this so I am going to check
> the GEDIT_IS_QUITTING (but hardcoded in my app) on the window object.
> Keeping track of the tabs is not good enough (and error prone at
> Whatever the solution I would like to do the work once I know what
> direction to take...
> -Jeff Johnston
> On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Jeff Johnston
> I am wondering if anyone else would find it useful to have a
> gedit close event?
> What I would like to do is save the tabs that are opened when
> gedit shuts down. The problem is that gedit closes all the
> tabs and destroys the window before I have a chance to do
> anything. What would be really useful is to have an event that
> is invoked when gedit is shut down, but fires before any
> cleanup is done.
> I saw that gedit sets a variable on the window object that
> says the app is quiting. I started to write a 'tab-removed'
> event that took advantage of that, but it felt very hacky. I
> could just persist the state of the tabs as they are opened
> and closed, but that leads to other issues. Ideally I could
> just take a snapshot of the tabs just before gedit closes
> On a related note this is the flip side of the question I had
> about loading tabs on startup. The solution there was to use a
> "realize" event on the window. However, for both startup and
> shutdown I could see it being very useful to have an event
> that gets invoked when gedit is all the way up and just before
> any cleanup is done. That would give custom plugins a last
> chance to do something with full access to gedit's api while
> it is fully intact.
> I would be more than willing to do the work! I have been
> digging into the gedit source code and I think it is very easy
> to follow.
> This is the code I found (2.30.3) that clearly shows that the
> tabs are all closed and then the window is destroyed.
> gedit-commands-file.c (1766)
> g_object_set_data (G_OBJECT (window),
> GBOOLEAN_TO_POINTER (is_quitting));
> if (unsaved_docs == NULL)
> /* There is no document to save -> close all tabs */
> gedit_window_close_all_tabs (window);
> if (is_quitting)
> gtk_widget_destroy (GTK_WIDGET (window));