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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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KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)
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Link:  http://
Downloads:  17117
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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 kde filedialog for python

 
 by gassauer on: Jun 13 2008
 
Score 50%

extension to get kde filedialog in python - tested with OpenERP client

kgtk-wrapper
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< eclipse | gimp | inkscape | firefox | kino | iceweasel | swiftfox | azureus | mozilla* )
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> *.py | python | eclipse | gimp | inkscape | firefox | kino | iceweasel | swiftfox | azureus | mozilla* )


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 kde filedialog for python

 
 by gassauer on: Jun 13 2008
 
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extension to get kde filedialog in python - tested with OpenERP client

kgtk-wrapper
46c46
< eclipse | gimp | inkscape | firefox | kino | iceweasel | swiftfox | azureus | mozilla* )
---
> *.py | python | eclipse | gimp | inkscape | firefox | kino | iceweasel | swiftfox | azureus | mozilla* )


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 Error - duplicate path

 
 by gassauer on: Jun 13 2008
 
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-- Up-to-date: /usr/local/bin/kdialogd3
CMake Error at kdialogd3/po/cmake_install.cmake:36 (FILE):
file INSTALL cannot find file
"/home/gass/Documents/downloads/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/po//home/gass/Documents/downloads/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/po/cs.gmo"
to install.

after replacing
/home/gass/Documents/downloads/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/po//home/gass/Documents/downloads/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/po
with
/home/gass/Documents/downloads/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/po
it installs


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 Re: Error - duplicate path

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 13 2008
 
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Which version of CMake? I've tested against 2.4-patch 7 (Kunbutu 8.04), and 2.6


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 Re: Re: Error - duplicate path

 
 by michan on: Jul 14 2008
 
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I'm getting that error with both CMake 2.4 (from Debian's testing repos) and 2.6 (from the unstable repos).


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 Re: Error - duplicate path

 
 by YuGiOhJCJ on: Jul 5 2008
 
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I have the same error :
$ make install DESTDIR=/tmp/kgtk
[ 15%] Built target kdialogd3
[ 76%] Built target pofiles
[ 84%] Built target kgtk2
[100%] Built target kqt3
Install the project...
-- Install configuration: ""
-- Installing /tmp/kgtk/usr/bin/kdialogd-wrapper
-- Installing /tmp/kgtk/usr/bin/kgtk-wrapper
-- Install configuration: ""
-- Installing /tmp/kgtk/usr/bin/kdialogd3
-- Install configuration: ""
CMake Error: Error in cmake code at
/home/yugiohjcj/kgtk/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/po/cmake_install.cmake:35:
FILE INSTALL cannot find file "/home/yugiohjcj/kgtk/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/po//home/yugiohjcj/kgtk/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/po/zh_CN.gmo" to install.
Current CMake stack:
[3] /home/yugiohjcj/kgtk/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/po/cmake_install.cmake
[2] /home/yugiohjcj/kgtk/KGtk-0.9.6/build/kdialogd3/cmake_install.cmake
[1] /home/yugiohjcj/kgtk/KGtk-0.9.6/build/cmake_install.cmake
make: *** [install] Erreur 255

I am on Slackware 12.1, I use cmake-2.4.8 and KGtk-0.9.6.

Why this error?


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 Firefox 3

 
 by Israphel on: Jun 16 2008
 
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Will work with Firefox 3?

Are you going to do a QT4 version?


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 Re: Firefox 3

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 17 2008
 
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Firefox - works for me.
Qt4 - already done! (Has been part of KGtk from some time...)

Also, if you use the latest Qt4 QtCurve with KDE4 installed - it makes Qt use KDE's file dialogs without the need for KGtk.


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 Re: Re: Firefox 3

 
 by joth666 on: Jun 30 2008
 
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Which Qt4 Qtcurve and/or KDE4 version would that be?

Qt 4.4 and KDE 4.1? I certainly don't get KDE filedialogues in my qt-apps (using OpenSuse 11, KDE 4.0.4, qtcure 0.59.3)


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 Windows lose focus

 
 by k-bochi on: Jun 24 2008
 
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I just compiled the KDE4 Version of KGtk and it seems to work just fine - except for one thing, the window loses focus when it opens kdialog4 - ie. I have firefox3 running and go to file->open, the firefox window jumps behind all other windows on the current desktop. Is this a known issue?


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 KDE3 etch

 
 by antro001 on: Jul 1 2008
 
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Well, nice work.
However, in my system, when using kgtk 0.9.4 (since i dont have cmake 2.6 to compile KGTK 0.9.5/6) on kde3/qt3 with firefox to save pages, Its say "You can only select local Files !".
After read the kdialogd.cpp i know that KIO::NetAccess:mostLocalURL wont work if files not exist, if we save a pages or something else its not yet exist so KIO::NetAccess:mostLocalURL wont work.

Solution:
I adding this code in urls2Local function:


for(; it!=end; ++it)
if((*it).isLocalFile())
items.append((*it).path());
else
{
#if KDE_IS_VERSION(3, 5, 0)
- KURL url(KIO::NetAccess::mostLocalURL(*it, parent));

+ KURL lovex((*it).url());
+ QString strx(lovex.fileName());
+ lovex.cd("..");
+ KURL url = KIO::NetAccess::mostLocalURL(lovex, parent->topLevelWidget());
+ url.addPath(strx);

if(url.isLocalFile())
items.append(url.path());
else
break;
#else
break;
#endif
}

Correct me if i am wrong :)


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 Re: KDE3 etch

 
 by antro001 on: Jul 1 2008
 
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Thats if You Using media:/ or system:/ kioslaves on your KDE File Dialog


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