Forum: Ruby shoes 0.r9 -- an entirely new GUI toolkit

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19fdf8bd123216b5056fb856cf1a5771?d=identicon&s=25 _why (Guest)
on 2007-07-31 01:59
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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
425cab08658a06567879717de154552c?d=identicon&s=25 Ari Brown (Guest)
on 2007-07-31 05:19
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Well, if _why wrote it...

I suppose I have no choice but to learn it *yay*

aRi
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Aafa8848c4b764f080b1b31a51eab73d?d=identicon&s=25 Phlip (Guest)
on 2007-07-31 06:07
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_why wrote:

> OH, ALERT: Shoes is still quite experimental.

Got developer tests?
807270f56f26ad90755eef71f2c228fe?d=identicon&s=25 Alex Gutteridge (Guest)
on 2007-07-31 06:19
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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 Gutteridge

Bioinformatics Center
Kyoto University
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