[Glade-users] Reading old glade files returns "Couldnt determine project format"

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM, jason yap <wahoho.yap at gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Tristan.

Thank you for the reply. I really appreciate it.

As much as possible, I don't want to migrate the files to the new version
because this is a very big system and I
only need to update a few glade files. Would you know if there is still a
Glade1 software available around?
I've tried searching but wasn't able to find anything. Google returns Glade2
or Glade3 results.

The older unused gnome modules have been migrated to read-only repositories
in 'archives/', the repository you're looking for is here:

Seems tarballs are even still available here:

I'm assuming that you are still using GTK+ 1.2.x from
10 years ago, if you are using _any_ version of GTK+ 2.x
then you should really be using Glade 3.8 (along with
the newer libglade2).


Thank you.

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 6:22 PM, Tristan Van Berkom
<tristanvb at openismus.com> wrote:

On Mon, 2013-03-11 at 17:01 +0800, jason yap wrote:

I am new to glade and I have been experiencing this problem since last

This is not libglade format, this is the original Glade (1) format and
is very very outdated.

You might try this old conversion script from libglade first:


And then try opening the results with Glade 3.8...

And in Glade 3.8, you'd open the project properties to set
the project format to GtkBuilder and "Save As..." another new

If the project is relatively small, you might want to just re-create
the interface with modern Glade... otherwise, your migration path
is basically what I outlined above (whatever happens, stay away from
the 'gtkbuilder-convert' script, which will create interfaces loadable
by GtkBuilder by not understandable by Glade).


I have a legacy code (coded around 2001) and I cant seem to open it in
the glade-gtk2 nor in glade.
It is returning "Couldnt determine project format, skipping

Im running in Ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS (64bit)
The libraries that are installed:
glade                 3.12.1-0ubuntu1
glade-gtk2          3.8.0-0ubuntu4
libglade2-0         1:2.6.4-1ubuntu1.1
libglade2-dev      1:2.6.4-1ubuntu1.1
libgladeui-1-11    3.8.0-0ubuntu4
libgladeui-2-0      3.12.1-0ubuntu1
libgladeui-common  3.12.1-0ubuntu1

Here is a snippet for an actual GladeXML file from the legacy system
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <last_modification_time>Fri, 26 Jan 2001 04:22:31
    <last_modification_time>Fri, 26 Jan 2001 04:22:42
    <last_modification_time>Mon, 25 Nov 2002 06:01:39

If you need other info, please let me know.

Would really appreciate it if someone can help me with my problem.

Thank you.

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Research and Development Engineer
Advanced World Systems, Inc

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