[maemo-users] Coming back to Glade

From: Claudio Scordino cloud.of.andor at gmail.com
Date: Wed Feb 28 19:16:49 EET 2007
Fernando Herrera wrote:
> Hi,

Hi Fernando,

   thank you for your explanations!

> El mié, 28-02-2007 a las 17:05 +0100, ext Claudio Scordino escribió:
>>    from a mail posted in August I've seen that "the glade-support has been 
>> stripped and gazpacho support is still under way.." on Maemo.
> libglade is still supported in bora release, and it is available on
> repository.maemo.org.

Is there any version of libglade for directfb on that repository ?
(I'm developing for directfb on an ARM architecture...)

> Gazpacho is not currently included on the SDK release. It was using an
> old and patched version.
> The idea is to use now gazpacho upstream version plus gazpacho-hildon
> adaptors and some custom plugins to make maemo developement easy.
> My plan is to make gazpacho available on the Sardine distribution soon
> in the next weeks.

Up to now, I used Gazpacho with


as rootstrap and

http://repository.maemo.org/ mistral free non-free

as repository.

Then, I installed gazpacho gazpacho-loader gazpacho-hildon maemo-launcher 
libgtk2.0-dev libgtk2.0-0 xserver-xephyr python2.4-xml and all the related 

Is it correct or I may have newer versions using a different repository/rootstrap ?

Do you already have an idea about when you are going to release the Sardine 
distribution ?

> If you want to use it on the current bora SDK you just need to install
> the whole python stack from repository.maemo.org/extras and then get
> gazpacho upstream, and then install gazpacho-hildon and
> gazpacho-maemo-plugins from garage:
> https://garage.maemo.org/projects/gazpacho-hildon/
> https://garage.maemo.org/projects/gaz-plugins/
>> Since libglade does not completely support Gazpacho, we would prefer using
>> Glade. Is it still possible ? (some dependencies about Gazpacho seem hard-coded
>> inside the Laika plugin for Eclipse...)
> gazpacho support perfectly libglade format. It is even ready for the
> upcoming GtkBuilder format.

Wow !

So, why the Gazpacho website says

"Will libglade load the files Gazpacho generates?
     That's the idea but unfortunately it is not working yet for some cases. The 
problem is libglade does not support non Widget objects. There are some patches 
to fix this and we are all waiting for libglade maintainer to apply them." ?

This was the sentence that made me to try to come back to Glade...

>> Why Maemo does not provide both choices ?
> The adventages of using gazpacho is that custom widgets support is
> easier (for widgets written in C with bindings and directly for widgets
> written in python). Also gazpacho plugins allow things like doing a
> preview of your UI directly on the device.
> Hope this helps.

Indeed, it does.

Best regards,


Claudio Scordino		
Software Engineer

Evidence Srl
Embedded Real-Time solutions

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