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don570


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar 2013, 21:27    Post_subject: vary the width opf combobox  

I've discovered how to vary the width of the combobox at
the time of launch of the script.

A practical example is Bulldog finder, which widens up
when it is launched with a folder path as an argument $1

As an example I change the width based on whether my app has an
argument $1

Code:
export WIDTH=240
[ -z "$1" ] && WIDTH=150]



then while building the combobox

Code:
<combobox case-sensitive="false" value-in-list="true" width-request="'$WIDTH'">



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PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar 2013, 15:48    Post_subject: DYCP Effect  

Ah, the good old C64 times...
Does anyone remember DYCP (Different Y Character Position) effect?
It seems that Bash+Gtkdialog+SVG are powerful enough for that - here's an example (save it with .sh extension or else ROX will identify it as .svg file):

Code:
#!/bin/bash

# DYCP example by SFR'2013

export SINUS=/dev/shm/sinus_table
[ -e $SINUS ] && rm $SINUS

# Create sinus table
for i in {0..63}; do
  RAD=`echo "$i*(3.14/32)" | bc -l`
  VAL=`echo "s($RAD) * 48 + 72" | bc -l`
  echo ${VAL/.*} >> $SINUS
done

dycp () {
SIN=( `cat $SINUS` )
echo '<svg width="256" height="128" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
<text font-family="Monospace" font-size="32" font-weight="bold">
<tspan x="10" y="'${SIN[0]}'">P</tspan>
<tspan x="30" y="'${SIN[2]}'">U</tspan>
<tspan x="50" y="'${SIN[4]}'">P</tspan>
<tspan x="70" y="'${SIN[6]}'">P</tspan>
<tspan x="90" y="'${SIN[8]}'">Y</tspan>
<tspan x="130" y="'${SIN[12]}'">L</tspan>
<tspan x="150" y="'${SIN[14]}'">I</tspan>
<tspan x="170" y="'${SIN[16]}'">N</tspan>
<tspan x="190" y="'${SIN[18]}'">U</tspan>
<tspan x="210" y="'${SIN[20]}'">X</tspan>
<tspan x="230" y="'${SIN[22]}'">!</tspan>
</text>
</svg>' > /dev/shm/dycp_pic.svg

# Shift array right
echo ${SIN[63]} ${SIN[@]:0:63} > $SINUS
}
export -f dycp && dycp

export MAIN='
<window title="DYCP">
  <vbox>
    <pixmap>
      <variable>PICTURE</variable>
      <input file>/dev/shm/dycp_pic.svg</input>
    </pixmap>
    <button ok></button>
    <timer visible="false" milliseconds="true" interval="50">
      <action>dycp</action>
      <action>refresh:PICTURE</action>
    </timer>
  </vbox>
</window>
'

gtkdialog -cp MAIN

Of course it's rather pointless (and resource hungry), but personally I love such things! Very Happy

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EDIT: Ok, I wouldn't be myself if I wouldn't go further - here's DYCP-Scroller:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

# DYCP Scroll by SFR'2013

export TEXT="             Hey! This is probably the very first DYCP-Scroller for Puppy Linux. ;) Greetings!"

TEMPDIR=/dev/shm/dycp_scroll_$$
mkdir $TEMPDIR
trap 'rm -rf $TEMPDIR' EXIT

export PIC=$TEMPDIR/pic.svg
export SINUS=$TEMPDIR/sinus_table
export X_POS=$TEMPDIR/dycp_x
export TEXT_POS=$TEMPDIR/text_position
echo 0 > $X_POS
echo 0 > $TEXT_POS

# Create sinus table
for i in {0..63}; do
  RAD=`echo "$i*(3.14/32)" | bc -l`
  VAL=`echo "s($RAD) * 48 + 72" | bc -l`
  echo ${VAL/.*} >> $SINUS
done

dycp () {
SIN=( `cat $SINUS` )
read X < $X_POS
read POS < $TEXT_POS
echo '<svg width="256" height="128" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
<text font-family="Monospace" font-size="32" font-weight="bold">
<tspan x="'$((10-$X))'" y="'${SIN[0]}'">'${TEXT:$POS:1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((30-$X))'" y="'${SIN[2]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+1)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((50-$X))'" y="'${SIN[4]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+2)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((70-$X))'" y="'${SIN[6]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+3)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((90-$X))'" y="'${SIN[8]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+4)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((110-$X))'" y="'${SIN[10]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+5)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((130-$X))'" y="'${SIN[12]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+6)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((150-$X))'" y="'${SIN[14]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+7)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((170-$X))'" y="'${SIN[16]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+8)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((190-$X))'" y="'${SIN[18]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+9)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((210-$X))'" y="'${SIN[20]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+10)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((230-$X))'" y="'${SIN[22]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+11)):1}'</tspan>
<tspan x="'$((250-$X))'" y="'${SIN[24]}'">'${TEXT:$(($POS+12)):1}'</tspan>
</text>
</svg>' > $PIC


X=$(($X+2))
if [ $X = 20 ]; then
  X=0
  POS=$(($POS+1)); [ $POS -gt ${#TEXT} ] && POS=0
  echo ${SIN[@]:1:63} ${SIN[0]} > $SINUS
else
  echo ${SIN[63]} ${SIN[@]:0:63} > $SINUS
fi
echo $X > $X_POS
echo $POS > $TEXT_POS
}
export -f dycp && dycp

export MAIN='
<window title="DYCP Scroller">
  <vbox>
    <pixmap>
      <variable>PICTURE</variable>
      <input file>'$PIC'</input>
    </pixmap>
    <button ok></button>
    <timer visible="false" milliseconds="true" interval="50">
      <action>dycp</action>
      <action>refresh:PICTURE</action>
    </timer>
  </vbox>
</window>
'

gtkdialog -cp MAIN

Have fun & Greetings!

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar 2013, 18:53    Post_subject:  

like it Very Happy

The days of C64 were sure wonderful. The coding wasn't meant to be useful - only cool.


Thank you for sharing
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vovchik


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 12:02    Post_subject:  

Dear SFR,

That was an impressive bit of coding. I ported it to BaCon, with a few mods to reduce file reads/writes, and it works nicely. Thanks. Now to find a good use for this lovely routine Smile

With kind regards,
vovchik

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=692604#692604
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 17:29    Post_subject:  

Thanks guys! Very Happy

I guess I also miss the old days, because computers' capabilities were very limited and there was a challenge - to crush those limits!
For instance - see how amazing gfx can still be created in ancient 320x256x32 (my_jaw_dropped).
[sorry for being a bit off-topic]

@Vovchik - Bacon version works OOTB on Slacko, no recompiling needed; nice work!

Greetings!

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar 2013, 12:24    Post_subject:  

@SFR: Awesome work Very Happy

I'd like to add those to the gtkdialog repository so is it okay and what is the licence? GPL2 would be good.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar 2013, 13:03    Post_subject:  

Thanks Very Happy
Sure, and GPL2 is fine.

Greetings!

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar 2013, 22:55    Post_subject: Always on top or underneath
Sub_title: Launch app condition
 

I cut my teeth on a C64. I remember the 20min load times from an external cassette reader for some games like ghost busters. Good times.

I'd like to know if it is possible to launch a gtkdialog app and have it always underneath all other apps, as opposed to always on top? I mean to say if i click the gtkdialog app it will not come to the front but remain at the back under all other apps on the desktop layer. The app is a desklet type thing that i want to remain on the desktop.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Mar 2013, 02:17    Post_subject:  

Hello brokenman

maybe try gtkdesklets by akash_rawal, supports transparency too. Ah..but you've been there! Did it not work?

There is code earlier in that thread that I used with raw gtkdialog, I wrote a weather widget , broken now of course due to the change in the sites html, but nevertheless may give you an idea
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=598629#598629.. plus even earlier there is a basic RAM widget. I got bored with widgets though after that!

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar 2013, 22:47    Post_subject:  

Thanks very much. Your gtkdesklet seems to remain on the desktop layer and doesn't come to the front when clicked which is exactly what i need! Now i just need to scour your code to see what makes it stay there. I am using the gtkdesklet applet but my applet doesn't behave in the manner i want (staying in background).
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Mar 2013, 08:42    Post_subject:  

Dear SFR,

I re-did one of your wave examples only to use markup - no svgs - and obtain the same wave effect using the little-used span markup command "rise". It gives you a y-axis displacement in "pango" units. I also use the span attrobute "letter_spacing" for the x axis (in 1024th of a point). My code is attached.

With kind regards,
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Mar 2013, 14:37    Post_subject:  

Hey Vovchik

Thanks for the tip, I had no idea about this 'rise' attribute.
And, what's most important, it works also in Gtkdialog:
Code:
#!/bin/bash

# DYCP 2 by SFR'2013
# Uses Vovchik's tip: markup "rise" attribute instead of svg
# GPL v2 applies

TEMPDIR=/dev/shm/dycp_$$
mkdir $TEMPDIR
trap 'rm -rf $TEMPDIR' EXIT

export SINUS=$TEMPDIR/sinus_table

# Create sinus table
for i in {0..63}; do
  RAD=`echo "$i*(3.14/64)" | bc -l`
  SIN[$i]=$(printf "%.0f" $(echo "((s($RAD)*100)+10)*1024" | bc -l))
done
echo ${SIN[@]} > $SINUS

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

dycp () {
TEXT="DYCP using 'rise' attribute."
SIN=( $(<$SINUS) )

echo -n '<span font="Monospace bold 36" color="black">'
for i in `seq 0 $((${#TEXT}-1))`; do
echo -n '<span rise="'${SIN[$(( ($i*3)&63 ))]}'">'${TEXT:$i:1}'</span>'
done
echo -n '</span>'

echo ${SIN[63]} ${SIN[@]:0:63} > $SINUS
}
export -f dycp

export MAIN='
<window title="DYCP" height-request="256" allow-grow="false">
  <text use-markup="true" wrap="false">
    <variable>DYCP</variable>
    <input>dycp</input>
  </text>
  <timer visible="false" milliseconds="true" interval="50">
    <action>refresh:DYCP</action>
  </timer>
<action signal="hide">exit:abort</action>
</window>
'

gtkdialog -cp MAIN

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PS. In .tgz below there's a couple of other old effects ported to Bash/Gtkdialog (same 'svg+refresh' technique, so nothing original really Wink ).

Greetings!
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Mar 2013, 14:52    Post_subject:  

Dear5 SFR,

Nice job. I honestly didn't know about the "rise" attribute either, until recently, and then thought it might just work. Your code is tiny, which is very nice. Too bad that <span> doesn't have an x-axis attribute like "shift". Then we could control the entire space in both directions.

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Mar 2013, 15:25    Post_subject:  

Dear SFR,

The archive contains great stuff by you. I will try to port those demos. Have a problem with interference.sh, but I will try to figure out why.

With kind regards,
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Mar 2013, 15:53    Post_subject:  

Oops, I think I know what kind of problems.
I forgot that in Gtkdialog-0.8.0 (you're still on Lupu, right?) in some cases closing the window through upper-right X won't terminate gtkdialog process...
So most likely my scripts just jammed your CPU (sorry about that Embarassed ).
Ok, I reuploaded corrected scripts, with added:
Code:
<action signal="hide">exit:abort</action>

line, which should prevent the problem.

Sorry again &
Greetings!

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