Shoes 0.r9 -- an entirely new GUI toolkit


#1

Hey, yeah. Today marks the first experimental release of Shoes.

http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/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
through apps.

(An example is up on http://hackety.org. More lessons throughout the
week.)

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
handy.

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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!

_why


#2

Well, if _why wrote it…

I suppose I have no choice but to learn it yay

aRi
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If you’re not living on the edge,
then you’re just wasting space.


#3

_why wrote:

OH, ALERT: Shoes is still quite experimental.

Got developer tests?


#4

On 31 Jul 2007, at 08:57, _why wrote:

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!

_why

You need to add libgtk2.0-dev to the list of required packages under
the Ubuntu install guide. Otherwise worked like a dream.

Alex G.

Bioinformatics Center
Kyoto University