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Bill Atkins
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      08-06-2004
I've been looking into Ruby-Gtk and I'm very impressed with what I've
seen. Before I commit my next project to Gtk, I wanted to see if
anyone on this newsgroup could offer their opinion on Gtk. How well
does it work? Is there anything exceptionally cool about it?

Also, I had a few more objective questions:

1. Is it possible to change the theme for a single Gtk application?
If not, is there any way to customize an application's appearance
(fonts, colors, etc) without resorting to a theme?

2. What problems does Gtk have on Win32? I hear over and over again
that Gtk+ isn't an option because it's buggy on Win32, but in my
(limited) experience, it seemed to run very well. What problems
should I expect?

3. Is there an IRC channel to get quick Gtk answers? #ruby-gnome was
empty the last time I tried.

Thanks,
Bill
 
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Mikael Brockman
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      08-06-2004
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) (Bill Atkins) writes:

> 3. Is there an IRC channel to get quick Gtk answers? #ruby-gnome was
> empty the last time I tried.


Try #gtk+ on irc.gnome.org.

mikael



 
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Paul van Tilburg
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      08-06-2004
On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 09:11:27AM +0900, Bill Atkins wrote:
> [...] I commit my next project to Gtk, I wanted to see if
> anyone on this newsgroup could offer their opinion on Gtk. How well
> does it work? Is there anything exceptionally cool about it?


For me it works very well.. the Ruby/GNOME2 Project is progressing
nicely, have a look at:
http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/

> Also, I had a few more objective questions:
>
> 1. Is it possible to change the theme for a single Gtk application?
> If not, is there any way to customize an application's appearance
> (fonts, colors, etc) without resorting to a theme?


Theming is a GTK native specific thing.

> 2. What problems does Gtk have on Win32? I hear over and over again
> that Gtk+ isn't an option because it's buggy on Win32, but in my
> (limited) experience, it seemed to run very well. What problems
> should I expect?


I have GTK-only apps working on win32. Ruby 1.8, GTK runtime and
ruby-gtk2 for win32 is required and it works. See also:
http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hi...de+for+Windows

> 3. Is there an IRC channel to get quick Gtk answers? #ruby-gnome was
> empty the last time I tried.


#ruby-gnome2 on irc.gnome.org is populated, sometimes a bit quiet during
3:00 - 15:00 GMT, but with some patience...
See also the ruby-gnome2 mailinglist.

Paul

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Laurent Sansonetti
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      08-06-2004
On Fri, 6 Aug 2004 09:42:22 +0900, Paul van Tilburg <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 09:11:27AM +0900, Bill Atkins wrote:
> > [...] I commit my next project to Gtk, I wanted to see if
> > anyone on this newsgroup could offer their opinion on Gtk. How well
> > does it work? Is there anything exceptionally cool about it?

>
> For me it works very well.. the Ruby/GNOME2 Project is progressing
> nicely, have a look at:
> http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/
>
> > Also, I had a few more objective questions:
> >
> > 1. Is it possible to change the theme for a single Gtk application?
> > If not, is there any way to customize an application's appearance
> > (fonts, colors, etc) without resorting to a theme?

>
> Theming is a GTK native specific thing.
>


Maybe the following link can help you:

http://www.rixsoft.com/gimpwin/gtk-themes.html

It should be easy to ship a theme with your application, and force it
to use that theme instead of the default one.

> > 2. What problems does Gtk have on Win32? I hear over and over again
> > that Gtk+ isn't an option because it's buggy on Win32, but in my
> > (limited) experience, it seemed to run very well. What problems
> > should I expect?

>
> I have GTK-only apps working on win32. Ruby 1.8, GTK runtime and
> ruby-gtk2 for win32 is required and it works. See also:
> http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hi...de+for+Windows
>


Ruby/GTK apps work fine under win32. Unfortunately, all the C
libraries covered by the Ruby-GNOME2 project are not yet officially
ported to win32 (AFAIK GConf, Libgnomeui, etc...). But GTK, Libglade
(to name a few) should work without any problem.

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Laurent


 
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