[python] Re: [wingide-users] Giganormous buttons? (Debian/Linux Mint/Ubuntu)

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Sun Dec 30 07:53:26 MST 2007

Wingware Support wrote:
> Magnus Nilsson wrote:
>> I've encountered on Debian Unstable, Linux Mint (4.0: Daryna) and 
>> Ubuntu Linux (7.10: Gutsy Gibbon) that buttons appear to be very big 
>> in Wing IDE (running the latest Personal Edition). It doesn't apply 
>> to all themes, but it does so on e.g. the default theme (I'm 
>> switching themes in Edit->Preferences, what theme I choose for Gnome 
>> doesn't seem to matter). It's no big problem because I can just 
>> choose a theme that works (like now I'm using AluminiumAlloy which 
>> works well), but I'm curious because I've encountered it on three 
>> Debian-based distros, on two separate computers.
>> I'm attaching a screenshot so you can see what I'm talking about. 
>> Anyone else have this 'problem'`:)
>> Friendly regards; Magnus
>> Screenshot url:
>> http://pici.se/pictures/NxRiwNhxj.png
> This url appears to be wrong or the site is down.  It's redirecting to
> static.pici.se and then failing to find a page.

Just 'for the record' - I looked at the image before it disappeared, and 
the buttons really were huuuuge.... :-)


> I haven't seen this but in any case wanted to note that you can use
> your system-wide GTK by running wing from the command line with the
> --system-gtk option or setting the Use System GTK preference.  It
> could be this is some issue w/ our shipped GTK that will go away
> when using the system GTK, and that should also allow you to use
> your default Gnome theme.
> Of course using system GTK may introduce other problems, if there
> are binary incompatibilities, which there occasionally are with
> different GTKs.  Linux (and thus GTK) sort of assume everything
> is compiled again for a particular dist (by the dist maker or
> by you). So the idea of binary compatibility depends a lot on that
> compile happening, rather than shipping around compiled libraries
> as we end up doing to avoid having to compile Wing on every Linux
> dist.

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