Tk and Gtk

I’m curious what bugs/weird-behaviour people have noticed using ruby-gtk. I
recently bit the bullet and began learning ruby-gtk. It wasn’t easy, given
the lack of documentation. Basically, I read all of the tutorials and
bought a book on programming Gtk+ in C. Additionally, the php-gtk docs
proved useful. I was able to build a small app using a clist, three or four
forms, and had a backend database (sqlite). Having built a similar app in
Tcl/Tk recently, it was a good comparison for me.

I have to say that I REALLY like using ruby-gtk. To me, it seems to "fit"
together much better than ruby-tk (I know, VERY subjective!). So, anyway, I
began to think that using ruby-gtk for some of my future programming would
be nice. Then I started playing with Glade. Wow! Glade is awesome. You
design your form, put all of the widgets on it, specify the properties, save
it, and, using ruby-libglade, you immediately use it in your ruby program.
Boy, does this reduce a lot of the code that normally clutters up your gui
programs. And the sweet thing is, all of the widgets are still accessible
to your program just as if you had coded it all by hand. Ruby + gtk + glade
is a great combination!

Which is why I asked the above question. I have been doing all of this
programming in Windows, and although I have noticed a few small bugs, I
haven’t seen anything that would keep me from using this combo for app
development. Am I missing something?

Jamey.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Lyle Johnson [mailto:lyle@users.sourceforge.net]
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 6:37 PM
To: ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: Tk and Gtk

As for GTK+, the big sticking point seems to be the wobbly
support for
Windows. This was supposed to have improved for the GTK+ 2.0
release but
I get the impression that nothing’s changed; the Windows
version still
seems to be a second-class citizen with one person doing the
job. But I
don’t use it regularly and I may be way off on this assessment.

I don’t think so. Most of the complaints about Tk and GTK seem to arise from
only a cursory examination. Anyone who has actually used either one enough
to feel in control doesn’t buy into the FUD.

···

On Monday 26 August 2002 12:59 pm, CRIBBSJ wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: Lyle Johnson [mailto:lyle@users.sourceforge.net]
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 6:37 PM
To: ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: Tk and Gtk

As for GTK+, the big sticking point seems to be the wobbly
support for
Windows. This was supposed to have improved for the GTK+ 2.0
release but
I get the impression that nothing’s changed; the Windows
version still
seems to be a second-class citizen with one person doing the
job. But I
don’t use it regularly and I may be way off on this assessment.

I’m curious what bugs/weird-behaviour people have noticed using ruby-gtk.
I recently bit the bullet and began learning ruby-gtk. It wasn’t easy,
given the lack of documentation. Basically, I read all of the tutorials
and bought a book on programming Gtk+ in C. Additionally, the php-gtk docs
proved useful. I was able to build a small app using a clist, three or
four forms, and had a backend database (sqlite). Having built a similar
app in Tcl/Tk recently, it was a good comparison for me.

I have to say that I REALLY like using ruby-gtk. To me, it seems to "fit"
together much better than ruby-tk (I know, VERY subjective!). So, anyway,
I began to think that using ruby-gtk for some of my future programming
would be nice. Then I started playing with Glade. Wow! Glade is awesome.
You design your form, put all of the widgets on it, specify the
properties, save it, and, using ruby-libglade, you immediately use it in
your ruby program. Boy, does this reduce a lot of the code that normally
clutters up your gui programs. And the sweet thing is, all of the widgets
are still accessible to your program just as if you had coded it all by
hand. Ruby + gtk + glade is a great combination!

Which is why I asked the above question. I have been doing all of this
programming in Windows, and although I have noticed a few small bugs, I
haven’t seen anything that would keep me from using this combo for app
development. Am I missing something?

Jamey.