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matiasbatero


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Mar 2013, 12:31    Post_subject:  Bash script + gtk3 GUI
Sub_title: GTK utilities
 

Hi!!

Do you know about a utility to make GUI's in GTK3 like gtkdialog style, or similar with BASH???

I know only 2 tools to make gtk3 interfaces with bash. But..
zenity GTK3 = very poor options
glade2script-gtk3 = requires python.

Of course, Gtkdialog is a incredible option but it's made to work with GTK2.

And.. what do you think about the future of gtk2??
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Mar 2013, 23:05    Post_subject:  

Hi matiasbatero; There`s a few options, most are not what you want.

Tiny Core linux uses: Fast Light Tool Kit: http://www.fltk.org/

Gambis which is kinda like Visual Basic: http://gambasrad.org/

GtkServer by the same guy who wrote BaCon, the only one that works in Bash I think.
No forum, but there is a web page: http://www.gtk-server.org/

BaCon: Basic to C Converter ( I use it ): http://basic-converter.org/
Bacon forum: http://basic-converter.proboards.com/
Basic language that converts to C then compiles to make exec. binary files.
Much faster than shell scripts, like many files in /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin
A big advantage here is the exec. files should work on most any Linux distro.
Has most but not all GTK controls, not many properties and methods supported.

What do I think of GTK+ in general? It`s a mess and I pray for a good replacement.
GTK = Gimp Tool Kit, made by the Gimp folks for Gimp, and not much else...

It`d be nice to see a new GUI Kit built on top of X with good quality controls.
I`m no fan of M$, I`ve used V.B. for years and Weeners has the best controls.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Mar 2013, 03:15    Post_subject:  

matiasbatero
I would hold on a bit.
Thunor has announced that he is looking into gtk3-support of gtkdialog. With his skills, I am rather sure he makes it....


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Mar 2013, 15:15    Post_subject:  

zigbert wrote:
matiasbatero
I would hold on a bit.

How long is a bit?

zigbert wrote:
Thunor has announced that he is looking into gtk3-support of gtkdialog. With his skills, I am rather sure he makes it....


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matiasbatero


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Mar 2013, 19:10    Post_subject:  

01micko wrote:
zigbert wrote:
matiasbatero
I would hold on a bit.

How long is a bit?

zigbert wrote:
Thunor has announced that he is looking into gtk3-support of gtkdialog. With his skills, I am rather sure he makes it....


Sigmund

...this long? [ Razz ]



OMG!!!! TODAY = gtk3+ support!!!!!!
What a incredible notice!!!!

Really, i can't believe it...
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Mar 2013, 20:11    Post_subject:  

matiasbatero; You are intending to make GUIs for Puppy only?

I know of no other Linux distro. that uses it.
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matiasbatero


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PostPosted: Sun 31 Mar 2013, 01:12    Post_subject:  

sunburnt wrote:
matiasbatero; You are intending to make GUIs for Puppy only?

I know of no other Linux distro. that uses it.


Hi sunburnt!!!

No, i want to make GUIs in general, that can be run on few distros.
For example, i use Archlinux...
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amigo

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Mar 2013, 03:10    Post_subject:  

If you want to make GUI's which work on other distros, I'd suggest you develop them first on any other distro, then adapt them for use on Puppy.
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Mar 2013, 11:36    Post_subject:  

Good advice, Puppy is, well... Very special.! Wink


Q and a suggestion: Have you ever programmed in Basic?

You might try BaCon, it`s easy to learn and makes common GUIs well.
I`ve made a popup menu and an exec. of GTK`s file/dir. browser and message box.
All 3 of these being exec. files, Bash can run them like any other exec.
And they stand a very good chance of working on most other Linux O.S.s.
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