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Offline StanIv

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GTK or FLTK scripting in PiCore
« on: March 07, 2015, 05:09:45 AM »
Do we have any GUI GTK or FLTK scripring support in PiCore ?
We will be very happy to see GTK-Server, Lua FLTK or even GTK Dialogs

For now we stuck with TCL/TK only :(

PiCore is a wonderfull thing. It's the fastest way to deploy embeded projects, but when comes to GUI scripting......well we must do better then TK libs :)

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Re: GTK or FLTK scripting in PiCore
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 05:52:23 AM »
You can build packages if something is missing. User contribution welcomed :)
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Re: GTK or FLTK scripting in PiCore
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 07:37:23 AM »
Am I the only one glad to see Tcl/TK support? How about an official bump up to 8.6?

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Re: GTK or FLTK scripting in PiCore
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 08:21:34 AM »
Am I the only one glad to see Tcl/TK support? How about an official bump up to 8.6?

8.6 update broke many applications in 5.x so we rolled back to 8.5 It was  not tested in current environment yet.
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Re: GTK or FLTK scripting in PiCore
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 08:33:04 AM »
Some people are good in building packages, some in using them. I'm from second type :)
I'm just a happy Linux user. No enogh skill to compile packages.

I like TCL/TK also, but why not have a second GUI scripting languages. The more the better :)
Lua and Python are not bad in GUI scripting.

In fact if we have GTK-server, we can script in any languages. GTK-Server supports Shell, Lua, Python, GO, TCL  ....anything

What the difference between gtk-server and all other GUI dialogs?
1. Xdialog, yad, zenity, are more or less the same thing - they are all single-shot GUI dialog maker - display a dialog, user clicks something, close dialog and return values.
2. gtkdialog is much more flexible - it builds and runs the GUI. It responds to user interaction with GUI - either by executing internal actions, or calling external programs. It only quits then told to quit.
3. gtk-server is very much like gtkdialog - except, one has full access to entire GTK+ functions. The other difference is that the GUI component and the actual application code is totally separate, they are not inter-mixed as in gtkdialog.

So we a looking for The Man to build at least  GTK-Server for us.
Who is The Man? :)
« Last Edit: March 07, 2015, 08:47:25 AM by StanIv »

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Re: GTK or FLTK scripting in PiCore
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 10:46:14 AM »
You didn't mention Qt
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Re: GTK or FLTK scripting in PiCore
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 11:25:39 AM »
I'm a modest man. QT is another parallel universe. :)