Glade files in a vcs

Asked by Matthias Müller-Reineke on 2007-07-26

I've observed that Glade (Glade 2.12.1 from Ubuntu 6.06) creates unnecessary changes in the glade file when for example a tool button is added. This causes merge conflicts. What do you do?
* You edit your glade files with a text editor.
* You use a more clever merge tool.
* You avoid such situations.
* You use a version of Glade which avoids this trouble.

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Best Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) said :

Personally, I use a text editor anyway so I haven't seen this problem.

Ideally, I think a custom merge algorithm should be used to handle problems like this.

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Matthias Müller-Reineke (matthias-mueller-reineke) said :

Instead of editing Glade files one could create the user interface with Python code. One advantage would be that this great programing language makes it possible to avoid redundancies.

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Mateusz Korniak (matkor) said :

I found glade-2 making enormous changes in glade files making them nonmergable for humans.
glade 3.2.2 & 3.2.4 makes much more sane changes to XML making it easy to merge.