How to update a Deluge 1.3 plugin for 2.0¶
With the new code in Deluge 2.0 there are changes that require authors of existing plugins to update their plugins to work on Deluge 2.0.
The main changes are with Python 3 support and the new GTK3 user interface with the dropping of GTK2. However it is still possible for a 1.3 plugin to be made compatible with 2.0 and this guide aims to helps with that process.
Python version matching¶
Ensure your code is both Python 2.7 and Python >=3.5 compatible.
1.3-stable the plugins that were built with a specific version of Python
would only be loaded if the system Python also matched.
This has change in Deluge 2.0 and it will load any Python version of plugin eggs so compatibility is essential for end-users not to encounter issues.
Add the following to files to ensure strings and bytes separation so there are no surprises when running on Python 3.
from __future__ import unicode_literals
GTK 3 addition¶
In order to support both Deluge 1.3 and 2.0 all existing plugin GTK UI files must be copied and then converted to contain only GTK3 code with the old files still using PyGTK e.g.:
cp gtkui.py gtk3ui.py
Convert from libglade to GtkBuilder¶
With PyGTK there were two library options for creating the user interface from
XML files by default Deluge plugins used libglade but that has been deprecated
and removed in GTK3. So the libglade
.glade files will need converted to
.ui files and the Python code updated.
See the official Migrating to GtkBuilder document for more details.
GtkBuilder conversion script¶
gtk-builder-convert converter on Ubuntu with:
sudo apt install libgtk2.0-dev
To convert your GTK run it like so:
gtk-builder-convert data/config.glade data/config.ui
Glade UI designer for GTK2¶
The above conversion can also be done in Glade UI designer (version <=3.8).
In the preferences select
GtkBuilder as the project file format. Ensure
that the minimum Gtk version is set to 2.24 and fix any deprecated widgets.
The updated file should be saved with file extension
Python code changes¶
The code needs to replace
gtk.glade references with
gtk.Builder and the
first step is updating how the files are loaded:
- glade = gtk.glade.XML(get_resource("config.glade")) + builder = Gtk.Builder.new_from_file(get_resource("config.ui"))
Replace signals method:
- glade.signal_autoconnect(self) + builder.connect_signals(self)
- glade.get_widget + builder.get_object
Check for any remaining
glade methods and replace with the
Migrate XML files to GTK3¶
If you open and save the file it will update with the new requirement header:
<!-- Generated with glade 3.18.3 --> <interface> <requires lib="gtk+" version="3.10"/>
You can fix deprecated widgets but keep the minimum GTK version to <= 3.10 for desktop compatibility.
An example of migrating a Deluge plugin to GtkBuilder: AutoAdd GtkBuilder
Gtk import rename¶
Move from PyGTK to GTK3 using Python bindings.
wget https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/pygobject/raw/master/tools/pygi-convert.sh cp gtkui.py gtk3ui.py sh pygi-convert.sh gtk3ui.py
-import gtk +from gi.repository import Gtk
- self.builder = gtk.Builder() + self.builder = Gtk.Builder()
Imports will need renamed from
There is also a new PluginBase for Gtk3 UI:
-from deluge.plugins.pluginbase import GtkPluginBase +from deluge.plugins.pluginbase import Gtk3PluginBase -class GtkUI(GtkPluginBase): +class Gtk3UI(Gtk3PluginBase):
To enable the GTK3 UI to find the plugin the entry points requires updating too.
In the plugin
__init__.py file add a new
class Gtk3UIPlugin(PluginInitBase): def __init__(self, plugin_name): from .gtk3ui import Gtk3UI as _plugin_cls self._plugin_cls = _plugin_cls super(Gtk3UIPlugin, self).__init__(plugin_name)
A new entry for GTK3 UI can then be added to
[deluge.plugin.gtkui] %s = %s:GtkUIPlugin + [deluge.plugin.gtk3ui] + %s = deluge_%s:Gtk3UIPlugin [deluge.plugin.webui] %s = %s:WebUIPlugin - """ % ((__plugin_name__, __plugin_name__.lower())*3) + """ % ((__plugin_name__, __plugin_name__.lower())*4)