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Old 05-03-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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What sort of work is involved in k3b?


Hi,

I realise that there is a lot of work gone into k3b. The gui is second to none. How much work goes into an app like that??

Imagine if the command line tools were all there providing all of the functions you wished to perform how much work would it take to create the gui, graphics, etc?

Rob
 
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Guess you can't say that in such a generic manner...
it largely depends on the tools you decide to use.

If you, for instance, decided to use Tcl/Tk you could
probably slap something together in a few hours if
you know Tcl very well .... :) ... but then, who'd want
to? :D


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Old 05-03-2004, 07:19 PM   #3
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Re: What sort of work is involved in k3b?

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Originally posted by robhargreaves
I realise that there is a lot of work gone into k3b. The gui is second to none.
The actual programming work on "just" a GUI may look like being next to trivial, but designing a good GUI-design is not. Also making it work as designed may not be as trivial as it looks like.

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Old 05-04-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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Yes thanks guys It has crossed my mind a few times and I am going to look into tcl to see what can be done.
 
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Ooooops ... that was a misunderstanding :}

I wasn't suggesting you SHOULD use Tcl,
my point is that whipping up a prototype in
Tcl/Tk would be fast, but Tcl is UGLY.

Rather look at PyGTK or something like that.



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Old 05-04-2004, 03:08 PM   #6
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Thanks tinkster
 
  


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