[Glade-users] Apparent bug in glade-3 with copy and paste

Oh to clarify my experiments, I went further than I did before the email and
actually tried loading the GtkBuilder file generated. There were many
complaints. :) Certainly nothing I wanted to work out by hand. Someone said
something about converting the project. I didn't see a way to do that in
Glade3. Is there some script people are using?

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 8:17 AM, Tristan Van Berkom <
tristan.van.berkom at gmail.com> wrote:

Guys !

  Eeek you got me ! well, I can frankly say up to this moment
that I did not anticipate this use case.

Im going to call it a bug and the fix at least for now will
be to disallow such copy/pastes across projects with different

To shed some light: there are 2 aspects which make the format
differ, some (most) objects are only loaded/saved differently
(which is why this might work for Scott), in many corner cases
though, the actual data representing the UI differs (take
for example, the internal image of an imagemenuitem vs
the builder format's "image" property).

For object conversion at copy/paste level we would need
to introduce a per-class backend function to handle conversions
at the object level, Glade currently only has a conversion
routine for each widget catalog and only converts when the
whole project is converted.

It would be nice having it work the right way, although I
dont have the time for that now...


On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Gerald Britton
<gerald.britton at gmail.com> wrote:
Hi -- as part of a project to migrate from libglade to GtkBuilder, I
am using glade-3 (Glade 3.6.3) as a tool.  I'm trying to do the

1, startup glade-3 and open the current libglade-format file
2. select a widget and copy (or cut)
3. create a new glade file (Ctrl-N) and set it to GtkBuilder 2.12
4. Paste the widget I copied from the old file

WHen I do this,  a widget gets pasted alright, just not the one I
copied!  Is this expected behaviour or a side effect of copying from
libglade format and pasting into GtkBuilder format?

Gerald Britton
Glade-users maillist  -  Glade-users at lists.ximian.com

Glade-users maillist  -  Glade-users at lists.ximian.com

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