Mousepad - Update master branch with new code

Nick Schermer nick at
Sat Feb 18 13:22:15 CET 2012

On 2012-02-18 11:00, Matthew Brush wrote:
> Hi,
> We should merge `matt/gtksourceview` into `master` of Mousepad
> repository, which would bring in Nick's complete (and awesome)
> re-write of Mousepad (which lives in the `nick_0_3` branch). For
> anyone not following, Nick (and others?) completely re-wrote Mousepad
> from scratch keeping only the general concept (small/fast) and making
> it into something quite current, maintainable and feature-full. Then 
> I
> took Nick's re-write and tweaked it to use a GtkSourceView widget
> instead of a plain GtkTextView widget. Not only did this remove a
> bunch of code which the GtkSourceView widget now takes care of (line
> numbers, undo, and some other stuff) but it also allows pretty sweet
> syntax highlighting for code files (same as Gedit pretty much).
> I think at least a handful of people have been testing it with good
> results so it's probably pretty safe to merge it. It would be best if
> someone could review the Autotools changes since I'm not very 
> familiar
> with the Xfce-specific parts of this. I guess it would get even
> more/better testing if the re-write was in the `master` branch.
> IIRC, the TODO list includes:
>   - Better encoding support
>   - Port to use GIO opening/saving
>   - anything else?
> Any thoughts/opinions/reviews/objections/comments?

I'd say merge it in master and sart making development release to give 
it some wider testing.


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