[Geany-devel] Question about building Geany on Windows

Krasimir Angelov kr.angelov at xxxxx
Tue Apr 27 11:51:58 UTC 2010

I use GTK 2.20. By the way I attached pictures of the two versions of
the editor.

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Nick Treleaven
<nick.treleaven at btinternet.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:56:15 +0200
> Krasimir Angelov <kr.angelov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I successfully compiled and run Geany on Windows using MinGW. However
>> I have a small problem. When I run the newly built Geany it uses
>> different theme than the one that comes with the binary distribution
>> of Geany. The binary distribution uses native theme which makes the
>> editor look like native application. For the compiled version I
>> changed the theme by copying
>> C:\libs\share\themes\MS-Windows\gtk-2.0\gtkrc to
>> C:\libs\etc\gtk-2.0\gtkrc. With this theme it looks more native but it
>> is still not quite the same. However if I copy the compiled Geany
>> version to c:\Program Files\Geany\bin i.e. in the binary distribution
>> directory it runs with the native look that I want. Unfortunately in
>> this case there is some rendering problem. Some widgets, for example
>> the notepad widget in the bottom, doesn't redraw properly. Probably
>> this is caused by some difference in the GTK+ versions. Still, I
>> suspect that there is some other configuration file or what ever in
>> the binary distribution that makes the difference in the look and
>> feel. Could someone give me a hint?
> This might be because GTK 2.18 theming is broken on Windows:
> http://old.nabble.com/Windows-theme-not-working-in-GTK-2.18.7-td28100899.html
> If so, use 2.16 instead.
> Regards,
> Nick
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