[Glade-users] Glade 2 and Glade 3

Hi Ian,

Glade 3 was a complete rewrite and redesign of Glade, which happened a
long time before GTK+3 ever came out.

Glade 3.8 was the last version which supports GTK+2, Glade 3.8 is
*also* the last version which supports the libglade XML format, but
also has support for GtkBuilder format.

Later versions of Glade work exclusively with GTK+3 and have dropped
support for libglade.

Note that 3.8 and further releases, including current 3.20; are
parallel installable.

The older 3.8 Glade binary is installed as `glade-3`, and newer
versions which support GTK+3 installs the `glade` binary.

Distros have kept up for a while, but it's possible that Glade 3.8 has
been disappearing from distros; according to a quick web search, it
may be available in linux mint under the package name `glade-gtk2`

That said, if you have to build Glade 3.8 yourself, the dependencies
are not exorbitant so the process should be smooth, you would have to
install the `-dev` packages of GTK+-2 and it's dependencies; also
remember that Glade will not work without being installed somewhere
(it need not be configured into `/usr`, but it must be installed into
some prefix, `/opt` is fine).


On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 9:57 AM, Ian Chapman <ichapman at videotron.ca> wrote:
Hi all,

    I had the understanding that glade 2 was for use with gtk2 and that was
version glade 2.10 was the end of the line for gtk2 support.  Looking at
https://glade.gnome.org/sources.ht this appears to have been updated.  3.8
is for gtk2 and 3.20 is for gtk3.   I have glade 3.18 and gtk3 on my Mint
18.3 machine and I'd like to know how to be able to use work with gtk3 and 3
and of course have the magic of glade?  I'm a bit confused with the version
number right now.  Should I junk what I have and build gtk 2 and 3 plus
glade 2 and 3 from sources?  At this point in time I'm not able to see the
older gtk2 based glade files with glade. Regards Ian.

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