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GEPS 029: GTK3-GObject introspection Conversion

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==== KDE ====
To set the theme, open gramps, and open '''System settings -> Application Appearance -> GTK+ Appearance''', and select different theme, click on apply. If you see Gramps update completely, you have selected a theme with GTK 3 support. If the theme falls back to something consisting of Raleigh theme components, the theme does not have good GTK 3 support. Even if Gramps updates, not all elements visible will update. Restart Gramps to be sure the theme works as intended. You can install gtk-theme-switch to test themes.
=== Spell Check Install ===
For working spell check, we need a patched gtkspell version that supports gobject introspection. A working version is the '''changes''' branch at []. So one needs to install this version of gtkspell. The python-gtkspell code is then no longer needed, and can be removed. Source of this code is a redhat bug entry: []
Gramps supports this version since revision 20130: []
==== Installation of spell check in Ubuntu 12.04 ====
First we install the git package to obtain the code:
sudo apt-get install git
Obtain the source code, and change to the version with gtk3 and gobject introspection support:
git clone git://
cd gtkspell3/
git checkout -b changes origin/changes
Now obtain the packages needed to compile this code. In my case I had most code (see above installation introspection for other packages that might be needed). I still needed to install the following:
sudo apt-get install gtk-doc-tools libenchant-dev
Now compile and install the code
sudo make install
Gramps now needs to find the gtkspell typelib and introspection lib. The first I achieve by copying the typelib to the correct location:
sudo cp /usr/local/lib/girepository-1.0/Gtkspell-1.0.typelib /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/
The lib can be found by path by setting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. Hence, start Gramps as follows:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib python src/
If you followed the guide above and compiled your own pygobject module, you need to start Gramps with the command
PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib python src/
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