Re: Stock Items Deprecation

I believe that this is exactly what GtkIconFactory is there for, it allows
you to define named icons for various widget states including RTL/LTR.

Thankfully GtkIconFactory != stock icons... but unfortunately it looks as
though a deprecation of GtkIconFactory snuck in with the stock icon
deprecation (presumably under the guise that the two are somehow related).

Ok, sorry for venting my frustration, but is there really any justification
for this additional deprecation of a useful feature ?

It's also frustrating that GtkIconFactory is silently removed, after not
even receiving any reply on the topic, which was discussed only a
month or two ago:

Is it too late to reverse this deprecation for 3.10 ?


On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM, phil <phil philandanna no-ip org> wrote:

On 02/07/13 14:41, William Jon McCann wrote:


As some of you may have noticed we have recently deprecated Stock Items
in master.

Some details on this change may be found here:

Please let us know what you think.

The document doesn't mention anything about stock icons with rtl variants. I
just changed some code from using the "stock-id" property of a
GtkCellRendererPixbuf to "icon-name" and I only see the ltr versions of the
media-playback-start icon on a rtl locale. Is it now the applications
responsibility to take care of this by changing the icon name or is it just
a bug? If it is now up to the application then I think that is (a) not a
good idea as people will forget to do it and (b) it also needs a prominent
mention in the migration guide.

As others have mentioned it is unfortunate eliminating the #defines for
stock items also eliminates all compile-time checks for valid icon names &
makes errors in common menu items more likely.

One other thing, I'm wondering why the migration guide and rationale are on
goggle docs which tracks who is viewing what and which links they click on
in the documents. It seems a bit incongruous as GNOME is currently fund
raising for privacy enhancements and has it's own wiki.

Best Wishes

Phillip Wood

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