Re: GtkSCText (was: Timescale issues)
- From: Thomas Mailund Jensen <mailund daimi au dk>
- To: gtk-devel-list redhat com
- Subject: Re: GtkSCText (was: Timescale issues)
- Date: 13 Dec 1999 14:31:59 +0100
>>>>> "D" == Derek Simkowiak <email@example.com> writes:
>> Another problem is that the GtkText re-write that was slated for
>> 1.4 hasn't been done yet (AFAIK). This is gonna hurt.
D> There's a widget in the gIDE module called "GtkSCText" that
D> they are using for their editor.
D> It *appears* to be an enhanced/fixed GtkText, but I haven't
D> had a chance to use it.
D> Can anyone elaborate on it? Could we use it as a replacement
D> for GtkText?
Definitely not! GtkSCText is a (rather ugly) kludge. I needed some
stuff in the text widget, for the GtkEditor widget. I patched the
text widget for some time, but the VDKBuilder people got tired of this
(can't say I blame them) and Ionutz Borcoman wrote a small program for
generating a new widget - gtksctext - created by patching the text
widget and renaming must of the functions/variables. So GtkSCText is
really just an automatically generated widget, based on GtkText. And
it's rather broken in many places.
The GtkSCText in gIDE is, I think, a hacked up version of one of
these generated sctext widgets. I'm not sure how stable that one is,
but I doubt that it's a useful replacement for the text widget.
 I haven't looked at the gIDE source for some time now.
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