Re: dialog package with mouse support
Hugo Vanwoerkom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thomas Dickey wrote:
>> Hugo Vanwoerkom <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Installed libctk-3.0.25. The debian package doesn't work but the tarball
>>> does: is the *console tool kit*. No longer supported though and no docs
>>> at all. Is supposed to be a console API interface to gtk. Has sound support.
>> I don't recall noticing this one before. Here's some commentary on it:
>> (summary: Linux-specific, no documentation, unsupported...)
> I am into libctk. I changed the headers to that you can invoke it from
> C++. It is neat code! Written by Kevin Lindsay and Wesley Terpstra when
> they were working for Stormix which went bellyup in 2001.
> Neat idea guys!
> Was orphaned in oct 2003:
That means it was dead upstream a while before...
> The idea is supreme: a console interface to gtk. You can use anything
> gtk API but it runs on the console.
> It has not a scrap of docs or man. The examples show up some bugs and I
> haven't figured out why yet.
> Neither can I get the deb to run. I installed the tar and that runs.
> There is no doubt that this is what Debian *should have* instead of
why? - Debian should use working code, not an orphaned, undocumented demo.
( otoh, if you feel strongly enough about it, you can finish it ;-)
> dialog, if it weren't for the bugs. You should really be able to use a
> mouse when using make menuconfig, which uses a stripped version of dialog.
no - lxdialog is actually a fork (which has been hacked at by several
programmers without finding a suitable maintainer).
Thomas E. Dickey