GPS location map input

Lubomir I. Ivanov neolit123 at
Mon Jan 28 14:58:14 PST 2013

On 28 January 2013 23:26, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
> Just pushed out Linus' Gtk3 readiness changes plus my change that allows
> the user to not only type in GPS coordinates but also use a map widget
> to pick the dive site.
> There were a few very odd Gtk things going on - when I opened the map
> widget from the dive info dialog (by clicking the button), the widget
> would be completely unresponsive. No panning, no zooming, no
> right-click, nothing.
> Opening an equipent widget and immideately closing it again suddenly
> made the map widget responsive. WTF?
> I worked around this by doing an explicit grab in the map widget, but
> that seems like a hack and just to work around the underlying issue.
> If anyone can figure this out, patches welcome.
> The other shortcomings (besides the uglyness of the UI) are that it may
> be non-obvious to the user that it takes a right click to get a menu
> item that allows you to "mark location here" - I'm sure there's a more
> intuitive way to do this, but since left click is used for panning, this
> was the best idea I could come up with...
> Please test - I wouldn't be surprised if there are a few bugs still
> hidden in this code.

here an fix to make this work on win32 and also solve a potential issue of type:
(subsurface.bin:19441): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_entry_set_text:
assertion `GTK_IS_ENTRY (entry)' failed

my commit message is explicit on the reasons:
When called from the "dive edit" dialog the, map windows seems
inactive on Windows. It cannot accept focus and is also behind all
other application windows.

There are a couple of important new calls in gps.c:show_map():
gtk_window_set_transient_for(GTK_WINDOW(*window), GTK_WINDOW(main_window));
(^ docs say gtk "may" call this one for us, on what condition - not specified)
gtk_window_set_modal(GTK_WINDOW(*window), TRUE);
(^ broken on ubuntu 12.04, but needed on Win32))

Making the window transient for the main window and also modal for
the entire application's window stack (or at least try).

Older versions of gtk+2 and also in the most recently tested
libgtk2.0-0 2.24.10-0ubuntu6, seem not to recognize the significance
of gtk_window_set_modal() and the call does not work as expected.
This forces us to check if the dialog from which the call originated
exists, since its possible to close it _while_ the map widget is active.

More specifically, we check in info.c if the location_update.entry pointer
was set to NULL before performing actions with in the update_gps_entry()

also removed the gtk_window_present() call as it seemed redundant post
these changes (?).

on a side note:

looks like i'm above 100 commits...
cheers everyone <has a sip of some late beer> :0 ~ c|_|

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