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KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

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Link:  http://
Downloads:  17013
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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 Cast int -> void *

 
 by ivancukic on: Nov 1 2008
 
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On kdialogd.cpp:394, relpace the (int) cast to (void *) since this way it fails to compile on 64bit systems with this error:
error: cast from ‘KDialog*’ to ‘int’ loses precision


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 Re: Cast int -> void *

 
 by val-gaav on: Feb 23 2009
 
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Hi Mr Lancelot ;)

As a KDE dev could you perhaps try to push this nice app into KDE ? (just like gtk-qt-engines)

I mean it's so needed and it would make KDE experinece better for so many people that don't know about it.


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 Can't build on KDE 4.2

 
 by Murz on: Dec 6 2008
 
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Can't build on Kubuntu Intrepid AMD64 width KDE 4.2.

build4$ make
[ 8%] Building CXX object kdialogd4/CMakeFiles/kdialogd4_bin.dir/kdialogd.o
/storage/temp/2008-11/kgtk/KGtk-0.10.0/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp: In member function ‘void KDialogD::deleteConnection(KDialogDClient*)’:
/storage/temp/2008-11/kgtk/KGtk-0.10.0/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp:257: warning: suggest explicit braces to avoid ambiguous ‘else’
/storage/temp/2008-11/kgtk/KGtk-0.10.0/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp: In member function ‘void KDialogD::timeout()’:
/storage/temp/2008-11/kgtk/KGtk-0.10.0/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp:268: warning: suggest explicit braces to avoid ambiguous ‘else’
/storage/temp/2008-11/kgtk/KGtk-0.10.0/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp: In member function ‘void KDialogDClient::finished()’:
/storage/temp/2008-11/kgtk/KGtk-0.10.0/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp:394: error: cast from ‘KDialog*’ to ‘int’ loses precision
/storage/temp/2008-11/kgtk/KGtk-0.10.0/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp: At global scope:
/storage/temp/2008-11/kgtk/KGtk-0.10.0/kdialogd4/kdialogd.cpp:664: 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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 error

 
 by riteshsarraf on: Dec 7 2008
 
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I've built kgtk without gtk2 support as I want only the KDE4 version.

Here's the error:

rrs@learner:~$ kgtk-wrapper iceweasel
/usr/local/bin/kgtk-wrapper: line 96: kgtk2-wrapper: command not found


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 Re: error

 
 by ssokolow on: Feb 5 2009
 
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IceWeasel is a GTK+ 2.x application. You have to build it with GTK+ 2.x support.


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 thanks

 
 by gooler on: Dec 12 2008
 
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Thanks for this wonderfull app.

Finally I can get rid of GNOME's strange file dialogs.


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 Gimp 2.6

 
 by Vin01 on: Dec 24 2008
 
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Hi,

KGtk 0.10, Gimp 2.6. Runs fine, but when saving an image as .xcf, gimp crashes (saves the image first though). Any insight on this?


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 kde print?

 
 by dutler on: Jan 12 2009
 
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Hello, a program I have been lusting after for quite awhile, thank you!

What about kde print from these apps as well?


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