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KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

   0.11.0  

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KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)
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Link:  http://
Downloads:  17133
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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 The file can't be found

 
 by ste on: Jul 16 2008
 
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Hello !

when I click on the download link (http://home.freeuk.com/cpdrummond/KGtk-0.10.tar.bz2) I have a « 404 Not Found » error.

Thanks in advance to fix it ;-)


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 Re: The file can't be found

 
 by CraigD on: Jul 16 2008
 
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Oops! Fixed URL now...


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 Re: Re: The file can't be found

 
 by ste on: Jul 16 2008
 
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Thanks it work ;-)
and many thanks for this useful hack :-)


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 Not found :(

 
 by kim42 on: Jul 16 2008
 
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When I type kgtk-wrapper gimp after installing, I see:
/usr/bin/kgtk-wrapper: line 96: kgtk2-wrapper: command not found


"All I need is everything I have"
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 Re: Not found :(

 
 by CraigD on: Jul 17 2008
 
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Do you have the GTK2 development headers installed?

When you did a make install you should see lines such as:

-- Installing /usr/bin/kdialogd-wrapper
-- Installing /usr/bin/kgtk-wrapper
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-- Installing /usr/lib/kgtk/libkgtk2.so
-- Installing /usr/bin/kgtk2-wrapper


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 Re: Re: Not found :(

 
 by kim42 on: Jul 17 2008
 
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What should I install?


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 Re: Re: Not found :(

 
 by pierreth on: Jul 22 2008
 
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Cool! This was the solution for me! Thank you.


Pierre
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 :(

 
 by cotelo on: Jul 16 2008
 
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it does not work with iceweasel 3 and gimp

/usr/bin/kgtk-wrapper: line 96: kgtk2-wrapper: command not found


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 Thanx

 
 by antro001 on: Jul 18 2008
 
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Yeah, dont forget to thanx


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 kdialog4 doesn't compile on x8

 
 by sjakub on: Jul 30 2008
 
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It doesn't compile on x86_64 because of different size of int. Casting pointers to int works on 32bit, on 64 it doesn't.
Here is the patch to solve it:
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/kgtk/kgtk/kdialog4.patch


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 Problems building...

 
 by GuSArg on: Aug 15 2008
 
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Under Kubuntu Hardy + kde4 i have:

gdnet@servidor:~/Descargas/KDE4/kdeDialogs/KGtk-0.10.0/build$ cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DKGTK_KDE4=true -DKGTK_QT4=true
** INFORMATION: Compiling Qt4/KDE4, Qt3/KDE3 disabled
CMake Error at /usr/lib/kde4/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/FindQt4.cmake:505 (MESSAGE):
Could NOT find QtGlobal header
Call Stack (most recent call first):
/usr/lib/kde4/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake:260 (find_package)
/usr/share/cmake-2.6/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:69 (FIND_PACKAGE)
kdialogd4/CMakeLists.txt:1 (find_package)


-- Configuring done

I have kdelibs5-dev and libqt4-dev installed... What i am missing?


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