GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 161483
Gtk-combo-box-entry missing a history feature
Last modified: 2018-05-02 14:05:12 UTC
The gnome-entry widget has be deprecated in libgnomeui. It has been recommended
that a gtk-combo-box-entry be used in its place. The problem with this
recommendation is that the history feature of the gnome-entry widget is not
available in the gtk-combo-box-entry. As a result, applications such as the
panel and gnome-search-tool are using the deprecated widget. There needs to be
some way to store and recall the previous values typed into a gtk-combo-box-entry.
Gedit replaced their use of gnome-entry with a custom widget called gedit-history-entry. Maybe this custom widget could be integrated into gtk+? The code is in gedit/gedit/gedit-history-entry.[ch] in CVS HEAD.
One problem is that gedit-history-entry.c depends on gconf:
<jjardon> mclasen, maybe the code should be rewritten to save to XML or a GKeyFile in ~/.config ?
<mclasen> jjardon: or just punt to the application...
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