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GUI coding: First Stop QT4

Posted 04-18-2012 at 03:55 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 04-18-2012 at 03:57 PM by rainbowsally (misspelled title)

First of all, let me say that I've needed a widget that acts like a terminal -- like forever -- and I've checked out a LOT of toolkits having various degrees of success with each.

Perhaps oddly, tk was the best. QT4 was the worst. I subclassed a text editor widget and YOW! was it ever slow!! But I think we'll give QT another look and this is why.

I've checked out many toolkits including
  • tcl/tk (and variants)
  • xclass and xforms and it's descendants
  • fltk v 1.x
  • fltk
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New versions links (mc2, libLQ, new-make)

Posted 04-16-2012 at 09:46 PM by rainbowsally

Latest mc2 (automatic makefile creator) and libLQ (our first library) are here.

For the Computer Mad Scientists, you might find uncmake/uncmakefile Usr2usr, and the make-based binary package installer uninstaller utilities interesting as well.

Uncmake latest will be posted here:
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UsR2usr (libLQ version)

Posted 04-15-2012 at 05:42 PM by rainbowsally

Here's UsR2usr version 1.5 (using libLQ)

file: src/Usr2usr.cpp
purpose: allows dummy installations and renaming of paths and rpaths for creating binary installations without committing to overwriting original files until you're ready.
// UsR2usr.cpp

#include <stdio.h>        // printf, sprintf, etc.
#include <stdlib.h>       // exit()
#include <unistd.h>       // tons of stuff
#include <malloc.h>
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Computer Mad Science - UnCMake (to rip parts of cmake-d installations)

Posted 04-14-2012 at 08:34 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 08-06-2014 at 11:22 AM by rainbowsally (bug fix)

[See also UsR2usr for creating binary trees without committing to a full install until you can test the installation with this or any other package installer. ]

Bug Fix: Apr 24, 2012
[Corrected file names in the main executable. Ouch!]

uncmake-1.1.8 (system) installer/uninstaller
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make-based package installer/uninstaller update

Posted 04-09-2012 at 01:06 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 04-10-2012 at 10:39 AM by rainbowsally (info update re. ksmserver crash)

[msg updated apr 10, 2012 -rs]
Here's the link to blog with the download.

Meanwhile, here's how my qt4 project is going so far and I'll include the file that turns version 1.0.1 into 1.0.2 below.

make-based qt4

One problem file was libphonon.* (Temporarily moved back to /opt) Required reinstalling phonon...
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