[Geany-Devel] Improving FiF

Thomas Martitz thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Fri Oct 11 19:30:08 UTC 2013

Am 10.10.2013 03:43, schrieb Matthew Brush:
> On 13-10-09 01:01 PM, Dimitar Zhekov wrote:
>> Hi, all,
>> I want to discuss how our FiF works, why, and possible improvements.
>> 1. The FiF dialog is created programatically. Is there any reason for
>> that, or simply nobody cared to XML-ize it? I'm not aware of anything
>> that can be done gtk+ calls, but can't be done by loading a XML and
>> less gtk+ calls.
>> Proposition: move the presentation to glade as much as possible, and
>> fill the content with code, as in any normal program.
> I have done this before in a branch, but just the Glade part, which 
> AFAIK is basically unmergable now because of volatility of Glade XML 
> file. What I did was I made one single Search dialog in Glade that 
> always showed the widgets that are in common between the various 
> search dialogs (find, replace, fif), and then the specific options for 
> the search type were each in their own container widget so they could 
> be hidden/shown depending on which search dialog needs to be shown. 
> There's some extra code to setup the dialog to be shown/work for the 
> correct search type but it probably dwarfs the amount of code removed 
> by putting all of them in the Glade file into a single DRY dialog.

I agree with the idea of moving it into glade files where it's more 
easily hackable. Try my patched glate from [1]. It should solve the 
volatile XML output.

Best regards.

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