GEPS 029: GTK3-GObject introspection Conversion

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Gramps was written with GTK 2 toolkit. This has been replaced upstream with GTK 3, so Gramps should convert to GTK 3.

Guideline

We try to convert 1 to 1. If there are problems due to deprecated features, or otherwise, add in the code:

# TODO GTK3: write what problem is due to gtk 3 conversion

Before release, all TODO GTK3 in the code must be cleaned up

Documentation

Python GTK3 docs: [1]

Alternative is to look at the base C documentation, and understand from experience how the introspection works. Gnome docs: [2].

As python works with classes, it looks somewhat like the C++ interface: [3]

Furthermore, for the other gi libs:

Problems

  • Gtk.Clipboard seems to work differently

Related Gramps Bugs

  • #5009: Use gobject introspection for GTK 3 dependency