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KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

   0.11.0  

KDE Improvement

Score 85%
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)
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Link:  http://
Downloads:  17115
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
------
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
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 0.9.4 - kde 3.5

 
 by ezust on: Apr 24 2008
 
Score 50%

trying to build from source on debian lenny with kde 3.5

$ cmake .. -DKGTK_KDE3=true -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local
$ make

[ 18%] Building CXX object kdialogd3/CMakeFiles/kdialogd3.dir/kdialogd.o
In file included from /usr/local/KGtk-0.9.4/kdialogd3/kdialogd.cpp:712:
/usr/local/KGtk-0.9.4/build/kdialogd3/kdialogd.moc:12:2: error: #error "The header file 'kdialogd.h' doesn't include <QObject>."
In file included from /usr/local/KGtk-0.9.4/kdialogd3/kdialogd.cpp:712:
/usr/local/KGtk-0.9.4/build/kdialogd3/kdialogd.moc:44: error: ‘const QMetaObject KDialogDFileDialog::staticMetaObject’ is not a static member of ‘class KDialogDFileDialog’


It seems to be using KDE4 version of kdialogd.h even though I specified KDE3. Am I doing something wrong?



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 Great!

 
 by Decepticon on: Apr 29 2008
 
Score 50%

Man, this hack is awesome. Finally I ridded myself from that annoying opera file dialogs...


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 KGtk-0.9 & cmake-2.6

 
 by pedrotux on: May 16 2008
 
Score 50%

Please make a update
of KGtk-0.96 i
can't make binary files

( ~/Documents/download/KGtk-0.9.4/build> cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr )

-- The C compiler identification is GNU
-- The CXX compiler identification is GNU
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc -- works
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
-- Looking for getpeereid
-- Looking for getpeereid - not found
-- Looking for XOpenDisplay in /usr/lib/libX11.so;/usr/lib/libXext.so
-- Looking for XOpenDisplay in /usr/lib/libX11.so;/usr/lib/libXext.so - found
-- Looking for gethostbyname
-- Looking for gethostbyname - found
-- Looking for connect
-- Looking for connect - found
-- Looking for remove
-- Looking for remove - found
-- Looking for shmat
-- Looking for shmat - found
-- Looking for IceConnectionNumber in ICE
-- Looking for IceConnectionNumber in ICE - found
-- Found X11: /usr/lib/libX11.so
-- Looking for include files CMAKE_HAVE_PTHREAD_H
-- Looking for include files CMAKE_HAVE_PTHREAD_H - found
-- Looking for pthread_create in pthreads
-- Looking for pthread_create in pthreads - not found
-- Looking for pthread_create in pthread
-- Looking for pthread_create in pthread - found
-- Found KDE3 include dir: /opt/kde3/include
-- Found KDE3 library dir: /opt/kde3/lib
-- Found KDE3 dcopidl preprocessor: /opt/kde3/bin/dcopidl
-- Found KDE3 dcopidl2cpp preprocessor: /opt/kde3/bin/dcopidl2cpp
-- Found KDE3 kconfig_compiler preprocessor: /opt/kde3/bin/kconfig_compiler
** INFORMATION: KDialogD for KDE3 will be built.
-- Found xgettext: /usr/bin/xgettext
CMake Warning (dev) at CMakeLists.txt:54 (list):
Policy CMP0007 is not set: list command no longer ignores empty elements.
Run "cmake --help-policy CMP0007" for policy details. Use the cmake_policy
command to set the policy and suppress this warning. List has value =
[00000d40;g;;;;DF;.text 000000a7;;GLIBC_2.0;;;dlsym

].
This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.

-- WARNING: you are using the obsolete 'PKGCONFIG' macro use FindPkgConfig
** INFORMATION: Gtk2 LD_PRELOAD library will be built.
** INFORMATION: Qt3 LD_PRELOAD library will be built.
** INFORMATION: Using installation prefix: /usr
-- Configuring done
CMake Warning (dev) at qt3/CMakeLists.txt:16 (add_library):
Policy CMP0003 should be set before this line. Add code such as

if(COMMAND cmake_policy)
cmake_policy(SET CMP0003 NEW)
endif(COMMAND cmake_policy)

as early as possible but after the most recent call to
cmake_minimum_required or cmake_policy(VERSION). This warning appears
because target "kqt3" links to some libraries for which the linker must
search:

dl, -lpthread, -lc, -ldl

and other libraries with known full path:

/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqassistantclient.a

CMake is adding directories in the second list to the linker search path in
case they are needed to find libraries from the first list (for backwards
compatibility with CMake 2.4). Set policy CMP0003 to OLD or NEW to enable
or disable this behavior explicitly. Run "cmake --help-policy CMP0003" for
more information.
This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.

-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: ~/Documents/download/KGtk-0.9.4/build

( make )
[ 9%] Generating kdialogd.moc
Scanning dependencies of target kdialogd3
[ 18%] Building CXX object kdialogd3/CMakeFiles/kdialogd3.dir/kdialogd.o
Linking CXX executable kdialogd3
[ 18%] Built target kdialogd3
Scanning dependencies of target pofiles
make[2]: *** Keine Regel vorhanden, um das Target »../kdialogd3/po/de.gmo«,
benötigt von »kdialogd3/po/CMakeFiles/pofiles«, zu erstellen. Schluss.
make[1]: *** [kdialogd3/po/CMakeFiles/pofiles.dir/all] Fehler 2
make: *** [all] Fehler 2

its not nice
if i downgrade cmake-2.6 to 2.4x
i can do it
but other packages don't need this


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 KGtk-0.9 & cmake-2.6

 
 by pedrotux on: May 16 2008
 
Score 50%

Please make a update
of KGtk-0.96 i
can't make binary files

( ~/Documents/download/KGtk-0.9.4/build> cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr )

-- The C compiler identification is GNU
-- The CXX compiler identification is GNU
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc -- works
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
-- Looking for getpeereid
-- Looking for getpeereid - not found
-- Looking for XOpenDisplay in /usr/lib/libX11.so;/usr/lib/libXext.so
-- Looking for XOpenDisplay in /usr/lib/libX11.so;/usr/lib/libXext.so - found
-- Looking for gethostbyname
-- Looking for gethostbyname - found
-- Looking for connect
-- Looking for connect - found
-- Looking for remove
-- Looking for remove - found
-- Looking for shmat
-- Looking for shmat - found
-- Looking for IceConnectionNumber in ICE
-- Looking for IceConnectionNumber in ICE - found
-- Found X11: /usr/lib/libX11.so
-- Looking for include files CMAKE_HAVE_PTHREAD_H
-- Looking for include files CMAKE_HAVE_PTHREAD_H - found
-- Looking for pthread_create in pthreads
-- Looking for pthread_create in pthreads - not found
-- Looking for pthread_create in pthread
-- Looking for pthread_create in pthread - found
-- Found KDE3 include dir: /opt/kde3/include
-- Found KDE3 library dir: /opt/kde3/lib
-- Found KDE3 dcopidl preprocessor: /opt/kde3/bin/dcopidl
-- Found KDE3 dcopidl2cpp preprocessor: /opt/kde3/bin/dcopidl2cpp
-- Found KDE3 kconfig_compiler preprocessor: /opt/kde3/bin/kconfig_compiler
** INFORMATION: KDialogD for KDE3 will be built.
-- Found xgettext: /usr/bin/xgettext
CMake Warning (dev) at CMakeLists.txt:54 (list):
Policy CMP0007 is not set: list command no longer ignores empty elements.
Run "cmake --help-policy CMP0007" for policy details. Use the cmake_policy
command to set the policy and suppress this warning. List has value =
[00000d40;g;;;;DF;.text 000000a7;;GLIBC_2.0;;;dlsym

].
This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.

-- WARNING: you are using the obsolete 'PKGCONFIG' macro use FindPkgConfig
** INFORMATION: Gtk2 LD_PRELOAD library will be built.
** INFORMATION: Qt3 LD_PRELOAD library will be built.
** INFORMATION: Using installation prefix: /usr
-- Configuring done
CMake Warning (dev) at qt3/CMakeLists.txt:16 (add_library):
Policy CMP0003 should be set before this line. Add code such as

if(COMMAND cmake_policy)
cmake_policy(SET CMP0003 NEW)
endif(COMMAND cmake_policy)

as early as possible but after the most recent call to
cmake_minimum_required or cmake_policy(VERSION). This warning appears
because target "kqt3" links to some libraries for which the linker must
search:

dl, -lpthread, -lc, -ldl

and other libraries with known full path:

/usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqassistantclient.a

CMake is adding directories in the second list to the linker search path in
case they are needed to find libraries from the first list (for backwards
compatibility with CMake 2.4). Set policy CMP0003 to OLD or NEW to enable
or disable this behavior explicitly. Run "cmake --help-policy CMP0003" for
more information.
This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.

-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: ~/Documents/download/KGtk-0.9.4/build

( make )
[ 9%] Generating kdialogd.moc
Scanning dependencies of target kdialogd3
[ 18%] Building CXX object kdialogd3/CMakeFiles/kdialogd3.dir/kdialogd.o
Linking CXX executable kdialogd3
[ 18%] Built target kdialogd3
Scanning dependencies of target pofiles
make[2]: *** Keine Regel vorhanden, um das Target »../kdialogd3/po/de.gmo«,
benötigt von »kdialogd3/po/CMakeFiles/pofiles«, zu erstellen. Schluss.
make[1]: *** [kdialogd3/po/CMakeFiles/pofiles.dir/all] Fehler 2
make: *** [all] Fehler 2

its not nice
if i downgrade cmake-2.6 to 2.4x
i can do it
but other packages don't need this


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 GTK Patch

 
 by beojan on: May 21 2008
 
Score 50%

Is there any chance you could turn the kgtk2-wrapper into a patch for GTK, so that ALL gtk applications use the KDE dialogs.

The QtGtk libraries may help here.


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 cmake 2.6, same problem here

 
 by daphreak on: Jun 11 2008
 
Score 50%

This is the message in english:

[code]# make
[ 7%] Generating kdialogd.moc
Scanning dependencies of target kdialogd3
[ 15%] Building CXX object kdialogd3/CMakeFiles/kdialogd3.dir/kdialogd.o
Linking CXX executable kdialogd3
[ 15%] Built target kdialogd3
Scanning dependencies of target pofiles
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `../kdialogd3/po/cs.gmo', needed by `kdialogd3/po/CMakeFiles/pofiles'. Stop.
make[1]: *** [kdialogd3/po/CMakeFiles/pofiles.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2
[/code]


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