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I'm about to download the source code for glade from it has two options stable tarballs for Glade 3.8 for GTK+2 stable tarballs for Glade 3.14 for GTK+3 which one should I pick if I'm running ubuntu version 12.1

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It depends upon whether you want to develop an application with GTK+ 2 or GTK+ 3. All newer applications should be developed with GTK+ 3 because GTK+ 2 has reached its end of life. Nevertheless, there may be legitimate reasons for developing an application with GTK+ 2, such as backward compatibility with older distributions.

I'm not sure if you are aware of the fact, that both versions of Glade that you've mentioned above are already packaged for Ubuntu 12.10. You can install Glade 3.14 using the terminal with the command

sudo apt-get install glade

and Glade 3.8 with the command

sudo apt-get install glade-gtk2

There is actually no need to manually download and compile Glade, unless you want to develop Glade itself.

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I'm having problems with glade, and on another question someone told me to fix it by compiling glade. Will this actually work? – user116943 Jan 6 '13 at 2:58
Could you please describe the problem that you have with Glade? Or post the link to the question you've mentioned. Otherwise I can't tell you if your problem can be fixed by manually compiling Glade. – bender Jan 6 '13 at 3:04
I was watching the 'creating your first ubuntu app' tutorial and was making a text entry box. The text entry box won't print out my url when I press enter and instantiate the widget activate. here's the code def on_urlentry_activate(self, widget): url = widget.get_text() print url() and here is what I get when I press enter – user116943 Jan 6 '13 at 3:15
File "/home/leife/mybrowser1/mybrowser1/", line 50, in on_urlentry_activate print url() TypeError: 'str' object is not callable – user116943 Jan 6 '13 at 3:19
Please post a new question, I'm not sure if I can help you. There are lots of other competent people here who could help you and they won't see your problem, if you describe it in the comments. – bender Jan 6 '13 at 3:20

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