libglade dependency

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Sat Aug 18 18:54:47 CEST 2007

On 8/18/07, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've started using Glade for some UI mockups, and liked how it worked
> out so much that I'm using libglade for the UI in an app I'm working on.
> I was thinking the Desktop Preferences settings panel could use an
> overhaul, so I mocked up a new UI in Glade.  I could go and hand-code
> it, but... that would be a waste of several hours.
> What do we think about a libglade dependency for some Xfce modules?
> Obviously it would be a hard requirement; not having the UI would kinda
> suck.

I fully support this dependency, especially with the integration of
GtkBuilder into Gtk+.

 AFAICT, libglade doesn't depend on anything we're not already
> pulling in: glib, gtk, atk, libxml2.  The Gentoo ebuild also depends on
> python, which I find a little weird -- might be a soft dep.
> I also worked up a Glade catalog XML file for XfceHeading (so you can
> add that widget in the Glade editor), and I could do the same for the
> rest of libxfcegui4.  It doesn't require any special tools; you just
> install the catalog file and any images to a 'special' location, and
> there could be a --disable-glade option for libgui.
> Thoughts?
>         -brian
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