Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Bug 2066: GtkCombo: Conversion Status
From: Bill Meier <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:47:06 -0500 (EST)
How is the conversion getting along? What parts are still to be addressed?
 a blocker bug for Win32, so lets get it sorted out.

I've been going through all the GtkCombo usages and understanding exactly how
each case works (User Interface) and how each can be implemented using
GtkComboBox (or, possibly in some instances, GtkComBoxEntry). There are about
16 usages and some of them are a bit complex.

In any case, my understanding is that we'll need to continue to use the
current GtkCombo widget for:
    - GTK1  (since we're still supporting Gtk 1
             and since GtkComboBox is a Gtk 2.4 widget)
    - GTK2 < 2.4 (maybe 2.6) (ditto)

To keep the code from getting really messy (with many #if
GTK_CHECK_VERSION(...)), I'm leaning towards writing wrapper functions which
provide the combo functionality required by Wireshark in terms of either
GtkCombo or GtkComboBox.

I haven't quite finished convincing myself that this will be doable (another
day should do it).

Comments are welcome.

A specific question:

In Capture ! Options  the Interface entry can be edited from the keyboard. 
It seems to me to not be useful to be able to enter text since presumably only
the dropdown interface entries are valid.

Am I missing something ? Is there a reason for this ?


[It obviously would be nice if the GTK bug were fixed. :)
 I've spent some time trying to build a debug version of the GTK library 
 on Windows but haven't succeeded because of something about 
 using MinGW and Cygwin (or Msys) to make GTK that I don't yet understand.]