[Geany-Devel] RFC: Policy for Glade File Updates
mbrush at xxxxx
Thu Sep 12 00:38:58 UTC 2013
I would like to propose that we have a policy where any commits that
touches the Glade file, must either contain the file's contents after
saving it through the Glade's UI or include a commit that follows it
with the noisy diff produced by Glade. The problem is, we all keep
hand-editing to avoid crappy diffs, but it gets more and more out of
sync with Glade and makes it even worse for the next guy.
Even right now it's impossible to make a change using Glade without
breaking our custom icons that were added by hand and Glade doesn't
support writing their icon-names. If the person making the changes is
also the one to save the noisy Glade XML diff - even if as a separate
commit after the clean hand-edit - then at least it's their own problem
right away when something breaks and not left for the next sucker down
the road who has non-trivial changes to make using Glade GUI :)
Or do we just want to abandon Glade and stick to hand-editing the 10,000
line GtkBuilder XML file?
P.S. Are we all still agreed to using old 3.8.1 version of Glade? I
think this idea of using same version sounds good, at least we won't be
causing additional noise in diffs due to different versions writing
stuff out in different ways.
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