Ruler is derived from deprecated GtkRuler

Bug #802125 reported by Alex Valavanis on 2011-06-26
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Alex Valavanis

Bug Description

The rulers in Inkscape are derived from the GtkRuler class, which has been removed from Gtk+ 3 and will not be replaced by an alternative.[1][2] This means that we need to either:
* Rewrite our ruler implementation to use a different parent class from another library.
* Copy the GtkRuler class into our codebase, update it to Gtk+ 3 compliance and maintain it ourselves.


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Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

gimp got around this problem by adding their own drop-in replacement "gimp-ruler" class,[3] which is essentially just a fork of the original GtkRuler class. I guess making our own GTK+ 3-compliant fork is probably the way to go here, until someone hopefully creates a suitable upstream library.


su_v (suv-lp) on 2011-07-04
tags: added: ui
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 0.49
status: New → Triaged
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

I've imported the deprecated code into lp:inkscape r11023. Please let me know if this introduced any problems.

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2015-02-21
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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