GtkBuilder should be the replacement for libglade.
Glade 3 can output GtkBuilder format ui files.
However, not all features provided by libglade are supported by GtkBuilder.
In addition, the two formats are not compatible.
Code used to load the ui xml files need to be re-written, too.
Besides, GtkBuilder file requires some special handling of
Migrating from glade to gtkbuilder, though possible, is a little bit
painful when there are many glade files.
Here is a guide teaching people how to do the migration.

There is a script called gtkbuilder-convert, which can convert glade xml
files to gtkbuilder format.
Unfortunately, the ui files it generated cannot be loaded by glade 3
sometimes and you have to maintain the ui xml files by hand.
If you need to write xml ui definition files by hand and cannot use a GUI
designer, it totally defeats the purpose of using ui definition files.
I'd suggest that people who want to help the migration read this guide

On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Julien Lavergne <> wrote:

>  Le 11/26/2011 10:36 AM, Jonathan Marsden a écrit :
> On 11/26/2011 01:07 AM, Julien Lavergne wrote:
>  No, the priority is the glade migration because only Lubuntu specific
> packages are involved.
>  OK, that helps.  Is there documentation out there somewhere about what
> to replace glade with?  Examples, tutorials, whatever?  Is using glade
> 3.10.x (and so GTK3) sufficient?  Or are we really "killing" glade?
>  No, just using GtkBuilder instead of glade should be fine :
> Regards,
> Julien Lavergne
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