Re: Turn off GTK+ warnings

On 01/04/17 17:41, Stefan Salewski wrote:
On Sat, 2017-04-01 at 16:53 +1000, Stuart Longland wrote:
How, as a user, do I go about silencing these warnings?

I don't think it is a good idea to ignore such warnings as a user in
general case. There may be very few warnings, for which it may be ok to
ignore it. But generally, there is a reason why warnings are shown.
Indicating that something is wrong, and the software may not work

I would very strong try to avoid software which continuesly emit
warnings -- that may be an indication that the software is stale,
nobody cares about it, so it may have dangerous (security) bugs.

One example was indeed gvim, I have stopped using it.

Well, in my case it isn't `gvim` that's emitting the warnings, its GTK+.
 `gvim`'s (ab)use of the GTK+ library might be the underlying cause, but
GTK+ is what's polluting stderr.

If you really need that software, you may contact its author or
maintainers of your OS distribution, maybe it is a problem of the
distribution, maybe they ship too old or incompatible libraries or are
doing something just wrong.

Well as it happens, I do need GTK+, and hence, I believe this is the
mailing list for the authors of GTK+. :-)

So we should be happy that these warnings are shown at all, it would be
much worse when they are invisible or do not exist at all and software
just malfunctions in rare cases.

I'm not saying to get rid of the warnings, to a developer, they are very
useful clues as to what might be wrong with an application.

For me as a user, they are useless junk that is cluttering up my
terminal session, pushing data I actually *do* care about off the
scrollback buffer and making my life harder.

In a perfect world, yes, code should not emit warnings.  This goes
equally for libraries like GTK+ as it does for gvim, gimp and anything
else that uses GTK+.
Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL)

I haven't lost my mind...'s backed up on a tape somewhere.

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