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KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

   0.11.0  

KDE Improvement

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KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)
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Link:  http://
Downloads:  17103
Submitted:  Mar 6 2006
Updated:  Nov 3 2011

Description:

This is a quick-and-dirty LD_PRELOAD hack that allows *some* Gtk applications to use KDE's file dialogs when run under KDE.

The Gtk file chooser functions have been overridden to communicate with this KDE module/application.

After compiling and installing this, you can run Gtk applications in 2 ways:

A. call /usr/local/bin/kgtk-wrapper gimp

B. i. Create a symbolic link from the wrapper script to your application, e.g.
ln -s /usr/local/bin/kgtk-wrapper /usr/local/bin/gimp
ii. Make sure /usr/local/bin is before /usr/bin (or wherever gimp is installed) in your $PATH
iii. Now simply run 'gimp' - this should find the wrapper script first.

If this works OK, then edit the .desktop file (e.g. /usr/share/applications/gimp.desktop) to have "Exec=/usr/local/bin/[appname]" instead of "Exec=[appname]", e.g. for gimp.desktop this would be:

Exec=/usr/local/bin/gimp-remote-2.2 %U

or:

Exec=/usr/local/bin/kgtk-wrapper gimp-remote-2.2 %U


So far I have tested this with the following applications:

1. Kino. Works perfectly - in fact Kino was my main reason for doing this.
2. Firefox. Works with Firefox 1.5, but *not* Firefox 1.0.x
3. GIMP. Again, seems to work just fine. However, there is no progress bar on file loading - as GIMP uses a progress bar embedded in the file chooser.
4. Inkscape. Works OK - at least 0.43
5. Streamtuner - the folder browser button works.
6. AbiWord - does *not* work. Don't even try...
7. Glade2. Seems to work OK, however I have had it crash when loading Kino's .glade file, but not always. So I'm not sure if this is Glade's fault, or mine.
8. Eclipse. Will work only if dlsym can be overriden

As the only Gtk apps I use are Kino, GIMP, and a little of Firefox, this library works great for me. Your millage may vary, and please note that this is only a quick hack to get things working now for me. I'm not sure how stable it will be under heavy usage, so don't be surprised if it breaks. However, if it does break - the only thing that should happen is that the Gtk apps will fall back to using the standard Gtk dialogs.


p.s. Before anyone asks, as they always do:
Widget style: QtCurve, works for KDE and Gtk (also does KDE->Gtk icon mapping). This is set on the "Clear" variation.
Window decoration: Crystal with Knifty buttons
Font: Verdana. However, I have recompiled FreeType with the TrueType byte encoder enabled - this give great looking non anti-aliased fonts (otherwise they look *horrible*)




Changelog:

0.11.0
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1. Gtk3 support.
2. Better, and safer, lookup of file filters.
3. Correctly determine size of string needed for pidfile!
4. Add thunderbird, and LibreOffice apps, to list of gtk2 apps.
5. Cleanup usless stuff; remove kdialogd3, qt3, qt4, kgtk2-wrapper, kqt3-wrapper, kqt4-wrapper.
6. Merge kgtkXX-wrapper scripts into kgtk-wrapper
7. Install kdialogd4 into KDE4 libexec dir.
8. Fix crash where client is terminated whilst file dialog is open.
9. Configurable debug. Pass cmake -DKGTK_DEBUG=true
When starting app, set KGTK_DEBUG env var, e.g.

KGTK_DEBUG=0x10 kgtk-wrapper lowriter

0x01 Connection debug
0x02 General debug
0x04 Filter get and set debug
0x08 Filter creation debug
0x10 Custom widget debug
0x20 dlsym debug
Values may be combined

10. If LibreOffice is detected (app is libreoffice, lowriter, etc.) then also set the OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP env var to gnome, so that we get nicer
themeing.
11. When passing filters to KFileDialog, replace / with \/
12. Make filter combo non-editable.
13. When returning selected filter to Gtk app, also return the filter name and not just the file pattern. This way if two filters have the same file pattern the corrent one can be selected.
14. Support for checkbox custom widgets.
15. Save location history per app.




LicenseGPL
Source(0.11.0)
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 Thunderbird

 
 by ingomueller-net on: Mar 24 2008
 
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I'm using Thunderbird with the KGtk-Wrapper since a couple of weeks and it works just fine! Maybe you want to add TB to the list of supported applications... Anyway, thanks a lot for your work!


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 Re: Thunderbird

 
 by philes on: Oct 4 2008
 
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helo,

Could I ask you how you proceed , because in my case it doesn't work.
I have kubu 8.04 , thunderbird 2.0.0.17; just for information it works fine with Firefox 3 but the reason I have instaled KGTK 0.10 is to use it with Thunderbird!!! ( to see miniatures of pictures that I want to send)
Thanks a lot for your help!!!


philes


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 Compiling on KDE4

 
 by joth666 on: Mar 27 2008
 
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I'm trying to compile this for KDE4 (4.0.2.) and I've hit a roadblock.

cmake doesn't complain about anything (using cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DKGTK_KDE4=true -DKGTK_QT4=true -DKGTK_GTK2=false -DLIB_PREFIX=64 as per the readme file).

Make complains though...

What does the following mean and what can be done to fix it?

[ 9%] Building CXX object kdialogd4/CMakeFiles/kdialogd4_bin.dir/kdialogd.o
/home/jj/download/KGtk-0.9.4/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp: In constructor ‘KDialogD::KDialogD(QObject*)’:
/home/jj/download/KGtk-0.9.4/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp:171: error: ‘OnlyLocal’ is not a member of ‘KConfig’
/home/jj/download/KGtk-0.9.4/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp: In member function ‘void KDialogDClient::finished()’:
/home/jj/download/KGtk-0.9.4/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp:385: error: cast from ‘KDialog*’ to ‘int’ loses precision
/home/jj/download/KGtk-0.9.4/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp: At global scope:
/home/jj/download/KGtk-0.9.4/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp:670: warning: unused parameter ‘modal’
make[2]: *** [kdialogd4/CMakeFiles/kdialogd4_bin.dir/kdialogd.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [kdialogd4/CMakeFiles/kdialogd4_bin.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2


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 Can't install

 
 by bamm on: Apr 1 2008
 
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cmake complains a lot. Where can I just get an rpm version? I'm using Mandriva 2008, KDE 3.5.9, Firefox 2.0.0.13. Thanks!


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 errors

 
 by identity0 on: Apr 8 2008
 
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I get this error at "cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr"

-- Didn't find KDE3 headers
-- Didn't find KDE3 core library
-- Didn't find the KDE3 dcopidl preprocessor
-- Didn't find the KDE3 dcopidl2cpp preprocessor
-- Found KDE3 kconfig_compiler preprocessor: /usr/bin/kconfig_compiler
** ERROR : Could not locate Qt3/KDE3 headers, KDialogD for KDE3 will not be built.
** ERROR : Could not locate Gtk2 headers, Gtk2 LD_PRELOAD library will not be built.
** ERROR : Could not locate Qt3 headers, Qt3 LD_PRELOAD library will not be built.
** INFORMATION: Using installation prefix: /usr
-- Configuring done

How do I tell it where Gtk2 headers are, and where are they?


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 Re: errors

 
 by Murz on: Jul 24 2008
 
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Did you try to install libgtk2.0-dev package? command:
sudo aptitude install libgtk2.0-dev

It works for me on Kubuntu Hardy KDE4.1


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 KGtk error

 
 by ov1d1u on: Apr 13 2008
 
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Hi!

I have downloaded the pre-build .deb package, and when I try to run an application with kgtk-wrapper or kgtk2-wrapper, it returns me an error:

/usr/bin/kgtk2-wrapper: line 29: 7462 Segmentation fault (core dumped) LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/kgtk/libkgtk2.so:$LD_PRELOAD "$@"

How to solve that? :(


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 KGtk error

 
 by ov1d1u on: Apr 13 2008
 
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Hi!

I have downloaded the pre-build .deb package, and when I try to run an application with kgtk-wrapper or kgtk2-wrapper, it returns me an error:

/usr/bin/kgtk2-wrapper: line 29: 7462 Segmentation fault (core dumped) LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/kgtk/libkgtk2.so:$LD_PRELOAD "$@"

How to solve that? :(

(I have Kiwi Linux 8.03 (ubuntu-based) with kubuntu-desktop installed with KDE 3.5.8)


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