Progress: I finally made some progress setting up TkHTML and getting it to run both as a Ruby script and within irb. (The most basic thing I have to do is start irb (or Ruby) with prefixes like: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/ActiveTcl/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/local/bin/irb (or ruby) Somebody had told me that before, but it didn't seem to work before (I just did a reinstall, so maybe that is the difference). (And, unfortunately, I'll have to do another reinstall in the "near" future (maybe not for a few weeks) because once again, readline did not get compiled in (but that was because I had renamed readline.h a week or so ago to do some experimentation and forgot to rename it back.) Minor point (for me) to remember--some of the examples I tried did not include the Tk.mainloop statement--worked much better after I added that ;-) Questions: 1. Fonts: The fonts don't look too good--I presume that when I learn more about TkHTML, I'll find a way to change the fonts, maybe not by the user, but hopefully within Ruby? (I'm hoping not to have to fool around in C, C++, tcl or whatever to change fonts.) 2. Background: When I run either hv.rb or ss.rb, I get a nice white background (i.e., this is what I want). When I run (this) sample program within irb: require 'tk' require 'tkextlib/tkHTML' doc = "<body bgcolor=\"#FFFFFF\"><FONT SIZE=\"3\" COLOR=\"#000000\" FACE=\"Courier,serif\"><b>It is</b> worth</FONT></body>" hv = Tk::HTML_Widget.new.pack hv.parse(doc) Tk.mainloop I get a gray background, which I don't want. I presume I'll find a way to change this to white as well, hopefully within ruby (or maybe my HTML is totally wrong (which wouldn't surprise me))? 3. Full Screen mode: When I run ss.rb and switch to full screen mode on my dual head machine, the widget expands to fully cover both "heads". Furthermore, I can't find a way to get of full screen mode except by switching to a VT, then finding and killing the process. (I've tried <alt>f,f and some other things I could think of.) Is there another way? Note: These points about full screen mode are probably not a big issue--I'll probably just disable full screen mode on the ss.rb menu (if I use anything like ss.rb). Randy K.
on 2006-04-03 20:05