Ruminations Galore

Archive for July, 2006


Create GUI dialogs for GNOME and KDE

Yoohooo! The sequel to my article on Dialog and Xdialog is up. This one focusses on Kdialog and Zenity — tools that can be used to create GTK+ and QT dialog boxes. That is, frontends made with Zenity are rendered exactly like any other application under GNOME. Ditto for Kdialog udner KDE. They are both [...]


CLI Magic: Creating basic front ends with dialog and Xdialog

This article aims to somewhat easing a new users command line experience. While interacting with friends, I often found that the most compelling reason for not trying linux was the command line. Things like tarballs and gzipped files, scare some new users, as they don’t want to do anything on the command line. While this [...]

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