Package Details: nord-gedit 0.1.0-2

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Package Base: nord-gedit
Description: An arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant gedit syntax theme
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Keywords: arctic bluish gedit nord north syntax theme
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: arcticicestudio
Maintainer: arcticicestudio (svengreb)
Last Packager: arcticicestudio
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2017-03-11 15:32 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-09-16 07:19 (UTC)

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arcticicestudio commented on 2022-09-16 07:15 (UTC)

I'm not sure where some users get their information from, but I don't see any documentation about the argument that Gedit does not use GtkSourceView version 3 anymore and version 4 should be used instead. The meson build file clearly states, at the time of writing this comment, that GTK version 3 is still used (>= 3.22) and the initiative issue for GTK4 ports still marks Gedit as not ported, as of today.

@ELT4N1N @Chrissss Only as of GtkSourceView version 5 GTK4 is official supported which might only be used for more recent versions of GNOME while many users might still run older versions for some reasons (e.g. they don't like the latest changes or due to software/hardware restrictions). The official GtkSourceView documentation about style schemes also states that themes should be placed in the gtksourceview-2.0 and gtksourceview-3.0 directories, but there is no word about version 4 or 5 yet.

There are also some rumors that the GNOME "Text Editor" app, a mobile-friendly and GTK4-based alternative to Gedit, will maybe replace Gedit so all this drama could be unnecessary anyway.

To solve the problem for this package we can additionally place the theme file in both gtksourceview-4.0 and gtksourceview-5 (see the reference documentation about the new naming), but I will not break the compatibility for GTK3 users by removing the file from the gtksourceview-3.0 directory. Doing so would require to introduce a version selection condition in the PKGBUILD to explicitly require Gedit version >=4.

ELT4N1N commented on 2020-10-30 12:21 (UTC)

Hi, current version of gedit uses gtksourceview4 as a result the theme also has to be installed to the /usr/share/gtksourceview-4/styles folder.