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#1 2005-07-06 13:40:34

rasat
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UI to Perl

Dialog is an utility to create user interfaces to shell scripts. Does Perl has something similar (simple and nice)? If possible, includes checkbox, radiobox and selectlist commands.
This is for making a toolkit for ArchWM-base. FVWM uses Perl.
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=13398

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#2 2005-07-06 14:32:21

Dusty
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Re: UI to Perl

Do you mean something like gtk or ncurses? Perl supports both...

But Perl is NOT the language of choice for a KISS philosophy. Its gonna stab you in the back.

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#3 2005-07-06 15:04:59

iphitus
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Re: UI to Perl

google man,
http://search.cpan.org/modlist/User_Interfaces

have fun.
perl is evil.

or if you want something more integrated in fvwm..... look into these....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FVWM

* Build dialogs, menus and applications with FvwmForm, FvwmGtk and FvwmScript Fvwm provides the tools you need to make user interaction work the way you want.

Good luck!

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#4 2005-07-06 16:15:58

rasat
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Re: UI to Perl

Thanks! That's what I wanted to check what're availabe. I found the one. I will not tell. You guys are more interested in usage of a particular language than in the end result (ui). lol

For me KISS is the end result, not the language. That's the debate between devs and eudevs (end user developers). An eudev doesn't care about the language as long as the thing suites his/her dev skills and does what he/she wanted. And the end users will be happy with the product.

The beauty in this. Once an eudev's product works well, there are always devs willing to help changing it to a KISS language. Happy end. smile

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#5 2005-07-06 16:23:59

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Re: UI to Perl

Its up to you. I for one will never work on a WM that's written in PERL for the same reason I can't stand configuring ion (Lua). If you were coding it in Python, I'd support you fully, and if it was scripted in Ruby, I may go so far as to learn ruby just to try it.

Dusty

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#6 2005-07-06 16:41:18

rasat
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Re: UI to Perl

Here we are not speaking about WM written in PERL, when the ArchWM-base what I am developing is FVWM..... has its own codes (don't know what language but easy to work). Its about a toolkit.

The toolkit for selecting user contributed packages (decorations, colorsets, themes, etc.), will be in PERL for time being.  Some of the additional scripts in FVWM are aleady in PERL, I want to use them.

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#7 2005-07-06 16:53:11

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Re: UI to Perl

Those scripts are what I'm talking about. Its the main reason I didn't stick with FVWM for very long. Who wants to edit and hack perl scripts?

Dusty

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#8 2005-07-06 17:42:18

phrakture
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Re: UI to Perl

hey, FVWM just uses FIFO communication - the scripts can be written in any language which can read/write to FIFOs

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