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Old 05-29-2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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Custom distro installer that uses GTK libraries

I'm currently working on a little project of mine, creating a cut down version of slackware 10. I have it all loaded to the mounted partition with all the applications that I want included and have tar.gz the partition to make my base image, now I would like to make a installer for it.

I would like to do something similiar to Fedora's installer but it uses python which I don't have any experience with. So I decided to use RealBasic 2006 since I have limited C Sharp .net experience it seems very easy to learn.

I've started to make a few of the install screens and doing some of the coding but before I get too far into it, I would like to know if there is anyway I can run a gtk application with out having to run a desktops manager like kde.

I have tried it with just the xserver running but it looked terrible and did not seem to work properly. Is there anything else I need to load or install to make it run the same as it would in a kde. Failing that it is not possible I may make it a livecd and then use the installer through KDE environment
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You don't need a full desktop environment. If you want the installer to use gtk use the gtk libraries and maybe few ones from gnome. For example if you don't use glade to design the ui, then you might not need libglade for example.
Once you have a clear understanding of whatever gui toolkit you want to use(for example gtk2), you just connect the events to the code you want to run.
Old 06-03-2006, 12:29 AM   #3
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I figured you don't need the full desktop like kde or gnome, I just have to work out how to load and run the GTK libriaries. I take it I will have to atleast run the Xserver.


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