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Squeak GtkPlugin on Win32

2004-04-01: (not an april's joke)
A little new binary download, it is not THAT exciting because you can't really do anything with it yet - but there is an example with simple button click callbacks. Just unzip in you Squeak image dir (quite a bunch of files):
gtksqueak-2004-04-01.zip
...file in "Gtk.st" into a 3.6-basic image and then play with the example methods in class Gtk. No time to write more instructions right now. :)
Also a quick zip of source and tweaked makefile on win32 (note that getting this stuff to compile properly takes quite a bit of work - I even had to rename library files etc - and don't ask me because I don't have time right now :)):
GtkPlugin-2004-04-01.zip


2004-03-16: Just threw together a binary download for people to play with. It is not THAT exciting because you can't really do anything with it yet. Just unzip in you Squeak image dir (quite a bunch of files) gtksqueak.zip, file in "Gtk.st" then play with the method Gtk class>>test. No time to write more instructions right now. :)



I will be writing more about this but in short I have:
I have struggled quite a fair bit with the linking, compiler settings, downloading libs, figuring out where to put them yaddayadda etc - phew. But now I at least have a screenshot to show you! :)

To drive the event loop I just used:
[gtk := GtkTest new.
dl := Delay forMilliseconds: 10.
[true] whileTrue: [
	dl wait.
	gtk mainIterationDo: false]] forkAt: Processor userBackgroundPriority


Will see how to handle it later on, probably spawn a thread in the plugin. Need to look how SocketPlugin etc does it.

In the screenshot you can see that I pass a Glade XML UI description as a String into the GtkPlugin. It then uses libglade which in turn uses libxml2 and gtk2 to construct the UI and open it up.

Uploaded Image:SqueakGtkWin32.jpg