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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:  17125
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)
(0.10 (Previous release))
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 opera 9.64 ok

 
 by promeneur on: Mar 15 2009
 
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Mandriva 2008.1
kgtk 0.10.1

Opera 9.64 ok


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 sis sing rokss

 
 by Akuser on: Apr 9 2009
 
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thank u very much,
this should become standard in kde..
would be nice if we could do this with the whole gtk-widgets inside kde...

im on kde4.2 jaunty alpha


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 gtk/wxwidgets

 
 by val-gaav on: Apr 14 2009
 
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It seems to have problems with 2 wxwidgets/gtk apps I tried.

Audacity , Mkvtollnix GUI.


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 Firefox+OO.O Problems

 
 by thefirstM on: Apr 17 2009
 
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I love Kgtk, but I am having a problem with it when I click a file which would open in OpenOffice.org when I am using Firefox. The file downloads as normal, but then OpenOffice will not launch properly. Sometimes it displays the title bar, but other times it only displays a icon in the taskbar. It always fails to start fully, requiring OpenOffice to be killed with signal 9. After this, Firefox continues to run properly. Is there any chance you might be able to fix this problem?


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 OpenSUSE+Firefox+OO.o

 
 by Vin on: Apr 18 2009
 
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Hi,

on openSUSE 11.0, firefox with kgtk-wrapper fails to open a document with OpenOffice.org (kgtk 0.10.1).

When running from console, firefox produces this error output:

(process:6785): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: gtype.c:2248: initialization assertion failed, use IA__g_type_init() prior to this function

(process:6785): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed

(process:6785): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_new: assertion `G_TYPE_IS_OBJECT (object_type)' failed
which: no kdialogd4 in (/usr/lib/ooo3/program:/opt/kde3/bin:/home/jan/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib/jvm/jre/bin:/usr/lib/mit/bin:/usr/lib/mit/sbin)


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 Problem w KGtk in Fedora repos

 
 by SpectrumDT on: May 8 2009
 
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Dear CraigD.

KGtk is a great program. I have one bug report: I am running Fedora Core 10. When installing KGtk from the repositories (sudo yum install kgtk), it only gets built for Qt4, so if I want it to work for Qt3 applications (such as Opera), I have to build it for Qt3 manually from source.

If you believe fixing this is not your responsibility, please advise me on where I should go to report it instead.

Thanks in advance.


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