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Old 01-31-2009, 03:57 AM   #12
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Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe, Sol 3
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Fascinating!!! You are really brilliant. I know the difficulty...
Thanks. That's what I tried to explain to my wife

If ported FOX once. http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28733. That was easy because it only depends on X11. I've also ported Ruby (easy) and the FOX binding FXRuby but it resulted in huge libraries (Full Ruby was a 6MB install, FOX about 5 MB), but the FXRuby lib was 16MB ). IUP is really small. I was lucky that the Iliad's gtk was good enough (=gtk 2.6).
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Originally Posted by ericshliao View Post
I haven't tried to make a GUI program in LUA, but I have a question:
Can I access GDK and Pango lib (they are fundamental lib of GTK+) in LUA? Being able to access GTK widget is good, but I still need some function provided by GDK and Pango.
You cannot access GDK and Pango from IUP: it's an abstraction layer on top of them. You CAN access anything written in C from Lua, but you have to write the bindings yourself. If its only a few functions it is not difficult at all...
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There seemed a Lua-Gnome project several years ago. But this project was stopped.
If spend a few evening trying to port Lua-Gnome (or Lua-Gtk). Pros: it gives access to gtk, gdk, pango, etc... ('Currently about 7600 functions and 700 structures'). Cons: hard to build, it probably depends on more recent versions of the gtk libs (quite a task to build for the Iliad). It also depends on some tools (cpp2xml) that depend on gcc4...
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Originally Posted by BTolputt View Post
I've actually used this library before (I'm a big fan and frequent user of Lua), I'm interested in seeing an application running on the iLiad though; even if it is just the samples.
I have run one of the samples on my Iliad (with a radio button). I'll do a decent (documented) build when I have some more time, and publish it here with some screen shots. I'm also running a small webserver on my Iliad (without gui of course): http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36799, but I guess you are looking for a IUP example...

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