[Geany-devel] Sidebar and MsgWindow Notebook Patches

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Tue Mar 22 01:54:53 UTC 2011

On 03/21/11 10:38, Colomban Wendling wrote:
> Le 20/03/2011 22:35, Matthew Brush a écrit :
>> I need some guidance on how to make the order and location of the tabs
>> to be persistent so it it's saved/loaded with the session.  Any hints
>> would be appreciated.
> This is the big problem I guess, and it probably need to be addressed
> before applying the patches, because it's likely to need some tuning.
> I think the problem is that we need to be able to identify a tab in
> order to save its state. Maybe simply needing the child to have a name
> (set with gtk_widget_set_name()) would work, though it'd need plugins to
> be adapted to benefit of the change.
> More difficult will be the tab restoration I guess. Not only you have to
> be able to restore tab ordering in a notebook, and this even if some
> tabs are missing (e.g. a simple insertion at the appropriate position
> isn't enough); but it'll need to set add the tab to the right notebook.
> Quite a peace of code I guess ^^

Just to see if it was do-able I prototyped this setup in Python:


I wrote this really quickly but it should show the idea and it seems to 
work well.

Matthew Brush

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