[Geany-Devel] [Test] Geany GTK3 Windows binaries for testing

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Thu Mar 24 00:09:40 UTC 2016

On 24 March 2016 at 10:04, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
> On 2016-03-23 07:21 AM, Jiří Techet wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 9:02 AM, Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> here are new Windows installers for testing.
>>> They are built from GIT master and this time against GTK3.
>>> There are two reasons for this:
>>> - test Geany+GTK3 more on Windows
>>> - there seems to be a bug in GTK2 on Windows with that very high
>>> DPI/resolutions: on text input widgets (GTK ones and the Scintilla
>>> widget) the mouse cursor gets very tiny.
>>> This doesn't happen with GTK3.
>>> Jiří showed me the bug and he knows more about the details.
>> Hi Enrico,
>> nice - the mouse problem is solved in Gtk 3 for me but I think not so many
>> users have an HiDPI screen so it's not so important. And if there are some
>> more important problems with Gtk 3, better to stick with Gtk 2 for now.
> I never had any mouse-related problems with GTK2, for what it's worth. I
> have 4k monitor on Win10.
>> Some problems I noticed with the Gtk 3 build:
>> - any file dialog like File->Open, Project->open, File->Save as etc.
>> crashes Geany on my machine

Is that with native or GTK3 dialogs?

>> - there's a bit strange shadow around the tooltips - see the attached
>> screenshot
>> - the Adwaita theme is just ugly (on any platform). Is there any Windows
>> native-like theme for Gtk 3 (the one used for Gtk 2 builds is pretty good
>> in this respect).
> Yeah, +1, especially about Adwaita. It's so ugly I wouldn't even use Geany
> on Windows anymore if I was stuck with that. I mentioned some of the same in
> my mail about my installer generator script TODO[0].
> I'm guessing the file dialog crash is a GTK+ bug related to architecture
> (sizeof(long) or such), since it seems to only happens on 64-bit. I think
> Thomas might have done some research on that issue.
> Cheers,
> Matthew Brush
> [0]: https://www.mail-archive.com/devel@lists.geany.org/msg02624.html
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