[Geany-Devel] RFC: Policy for Glade File Updates

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Thu Sep 19 13:27:18 UTC 2013

On 18/09/2013 21:36, Matthew Brush wrote:
>>> 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.
>> One might hope so, but 3.8.1 causes massive noise, see:
>> http://lists.geany.org/pipermail/devel/2012-January/006418.html
> Yeah, that's why I was saying maybe we should do like we (ideally) do
> with the geany.txt file; make the changes and commit the text changes,
> and then as a separate commit, generate the HTML and commit the noisy
> one. If we did this, at least we could be sure that it won't be the next
> person who edits the file's job to figure out if saving the file will
> break it (like it will at present if anyone tries to edit it with any
> version of Glade).

OK, that'd be a good practice. But that won't help get small diffs ;-) 
Glade 3.8.1 likes to rearrange things randomly IME.

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