Monthly Archives: October 2004

Libtool Problem (continued)

Shortly after posting the last entry about the libtool problem I sent a message to the bug-libtool list, Scott helped to track down the problem. With the help of the test script I wrote, he managed to track down the change on the libtool-2.0 branch that fixed the problem. Applying this same change to a […]

25 October 2004

Drive Mount Applet The new drive mount applet is now checked into the HEAD branch of gnome-applets, so will be in Gnome 2.10. There are a few things left to do, such as making it possible to open the file manager as well as unmounting/ejecting it. I did up a screenshot showing what it looks […]

20 October 2004

Even More Icon Theme Stuff To make it a bit easier to correctly display themed icons, I added support to GtkImage, so that it is as easy as calling gtk_image_new_from_icon_name() or gtk_image_set_from_icon_name(). The patch is attached to bug #155688. This code takes care of theme changes so the application developer doesn’t need to. Once this […]

Drive Mount Applet

I started to look at bringing the drive mount applet from gnome-applts up to scratch, since it hasn’t really had much work done on it other than porting to the 2.x development platform. The applet is a classic example of Gnome 1.x user interface complexity. The applet shows a button that can be clicked to […]

11 October 2004

Federal Election Looks like we are going to have at least another three years with The Rodent. It also looks like they will have a majority in the senate, which will reduce the senate’s effectiveness as a house of review. We might not have John Howard for the entire term though, since he is of […]

7 October 2004

Elections Tomorrow is the Australian Federal Election. It is weird how there are some topics that none of the parties seem to have been bringing up during the election. In particular, they don’t seem to be mentioning about how John Howard lied about the children overboard scandal last election (if he didn’t lie, then he […]

More Icon Theme stuff

In an email, Jonathan pointed out that simply using gtk_icon_theme_load_icon() by itself is not optimal either. If the user changes their icon theme, you should reload the icon in case it has changed in the new theme. This is quite easy to handle correctly though, using the “changed” signal of GtkIconTheme: GtkIconTheme *icon_theme = gtk_icon_theme_get_default […]

4 October 2004

Icon Theme APIs (continued) Of course, after recommending that people use gtk_icon_theme_load_icon() to perform the icon load and scale the icon for you, Ross manages to find a bug in that function. If the icon is not found in the icon theme, but instead in the legacy $prefix/share/pixmaps directory, then gtk_icon_theme_load_icon() will not scale the […]