Hi Everyone, One of the projects that I want to work on is a porting over of a windows program I created called GoogleHack. I want to create a Ruby version of the program and utilize TK/TCL or something similar so that the GUI can be cross-compatible with other OS's. Ruby makes up the backbone so I figure it will be a good thing. In order to figure out what I will need to accomplish this, I'm hoping that someone or a few folks can test out the app as it is now and give me an idea of what issues I might encounter porting this over to ruby. Look at the help file for information on how to utilize the program. If you have any questions you can ask me about them. I really want to know the following things: 1. What GUI (for cross compatibility) should I be using for this app to make it look similar? I would like to keep some ability of smoothness with graphics (GDI+ etc. or similar) 2. Any particular ruby gems I will need to assist with a GUI app development? 3. Any particular ruby gems I will need to assist with browsers? Here is the download: http://trashbin.nfshost.com/793209 It's a windows based application that I wrote with Autoit. It shouldn't have UPX compression so there shouldn't be any false positives with AV software when opening it. The application has a lot of features but I'll summarize them here: Insert "any" known Google advanced search operator (listed or unlisted) Save a list of commonly searched sites that you utilize a lot. Save any number of custom built queries for use instantly. Share custom built queries with anyone that uses GoogleHack. Perform multi-tab searches with TinyGui. Perform code search for code snippets with GoogleCode. Here is my original post on autoit with screenshots of the application: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=89413 Here is the changelog for the app: # ---------- # Changelog GoogleHack Version 1.1.0 -- Changed the GUI size and the general layout to be more accomodating to smaller resolutions. GUI size is now 700 x 587 (Original was 700 x 640). GoogleHack Version 1.2.0 -- Added Preferences under the (File) menu. -- Added a Change Log under the (Help) menu. -- Added Display Tips for all inputs and buttons. (can be turned on or off) -- Fixed a clearing issue with the input boxes after saving a custom query. GoogleHack Version 1.2.1 -- Fixed clearing of sites during transition modes. -- Fixed clearing of operators during transition modes. GoogleHack Version 1.2.2 Fixed exit functionality for those using the 64-bit version of autoit. GoogleHack Version 2.0.0 -- Revised and removed Form querying and added encoded URL/URI querying. -- Added an advanced options tab. -- Added functionality for querying by date. -- Added functionality for querying by language type. -- Added functionality for querying by region type. -- Added functionality for querying by usage rights. -- Added functionality for safe querying and removal of images. -- Added functionality for returning larger numbers of results. -- Removed ALLIN operators from the radio controls. -- Added functionality for ALLIN operators in advanced options. -- Removed IE objects from the application -- Added Browsers in preferences so you can change which browser you want to use. -- All Browser settings are saved in preferences or the prefs.ini file. GoogleHack Version 2.0.1 -- Fixed visual spacing of operators after keywords on QueryBuilder. -- Fixed encoding on / slashes in the URI portions of the query. -- Performed a cleanup on preferences GUI. GoogleHack Version 2.0.2 -- Fixed visual removing of sites when removing them from the QueryBuilder GoogleHack Version 2.1.0 -- Completely skinned the GUI. -- Added Buttons for all major controls -- Removed the Title bar and the Menu bar -- Packaged the GUI into an .exe distribution file. -- Included all buttons, images, and PSD files. -- Interface allows movable dragging. GoogleHack Version 2.2.0 -- Made considerable changes to the way custom queries works. -- Old Query formated files will be copied to oldQueries and converted to the new format. -- Queries can now be inserted and all inputs modified. This allows the ability to create default form queries with the all word and phrase fields empty. -- (Custom Shared) Included a Music Finder query file (Music_Finder.qhf) for finding MP3, WMA, OGG file formats. Just include your title in all words or phrases. -- (Custom Shared) Included a Stock Quotes query file (Stock_Quotes.qhf) for finding all stock quotes on Yahoo finance. Just include a stock ticker, company name, or type of stock in all words or phrases. GoogleHack Version 2.3.0 -- Created a new Tiny GUI search box that can be pinned anywhere on the desktop. -- Click the pin button on the main gui to access the tiny gui. -- Click the unpin button to move the tiny gui and repin it to the area by clicking the pin button. -- Pinned areas are stored in the ini preferences as x,y locations and will be remembered, even after the app is closed. -- While in Tiny Gui mode, all boxes from the parent GUI (minus the all words boxes) will be remembered. This gives you an additional ability to used saved queries with the new tiny gui. -- The Default enter key while typing in the tiny gui is used as the control trigger to submit a query. Queries submitted use the windows set default browser. -- This allows you to open multiple tabs without opening a new browser instance while in tiny gui mode. GoogleHack Version 2.3.1 -- Added a preference for "Use Default Browser" which will automatically set the default search browser to your normally used default browser. -- Using default browser settings will enable just "one" browser when searching and additional tabs will be opened in the one browser window. -- Added a GoogleHack.chm helpfile that is accessed by clicking the ( ? ) help button on the main GUI interface. -- The ( i ) information button will now take you to the advanced Google search operators page. GoogleHack Version 3.0.0 -- Added GoogleCode, another segment to GoogleHack which allows you to search for code within many different programming languages. -- Added GoogleCode button to the main GH interface. -- Added a clear button to the GoogleCode interface which will reset all search parameters while in GCM (GoogleCode Mode). -- Updated Changelog -- Updated Helpfile -- Updated PSD files -- Updated image files GoogleHack Version 3.1.0 -- Added Stocks to the radio menu of GoogleHack which allows for searching of ticker symbols. -- Added a minimize button to CodeSearch to minimize the interface. -- Updated tips for CodeSearch, TinySearch, and GoogleHack to display correct information.
on 2009-06-06 23:12