Hey, yeah. Today marks the first experimental release of Shoes.
Shoes is a GUI toolkit, built with Cairo and Pango alone, which
takes its cues from the web. Rather than building native-looking
apps with a pile of widgets, you have some text and images and very
few native controls. Hyperlinking and form submission is used to move
(An example is up on http://hackety.org. More lessons throughout the
Shoes is also a minimalist toolkit, really. There are only two
layout styles to learn: stacks and flows. Only five types of native
controls: edit_line, edit_box, button, progress and list_box.
With any luck, Shoes will be small enough to keep in your head.
Really, it’s not a terribly serious or ambitious project. I’m just
using it to build a new Hackety Hack and though some might find it
OH, ALERT: Shoes is still quite experimental. If you’re going to
plunge in, expect some segfaults and some build/installation
headaches. I only have builds for Intel Macs, Win32, and Linux
32-bit presently, though source code is available.
Okay then. Thankyou for reading!