daf at minuslab.net
Fri May 29 08:47:37 EDT 2009
> I just wanted to let you know that I've created a GUI them editor for
> Openbox. It currently features a live preview mode, a built-in xbm
> image editor and a palette for quickly changing colors globally.
> You can find the info page with screenshots and the latest version at
I guess this is what I get for being lazy :)
I had worked on an OB theme editor, coincidently called ObTheme as well,
that has been rotting away since last summer in our public git. I
honestly can't see myself completing it any time soon so perhaps we can
try to consolidate if you're willing.
I wrote it in C++ in large part becuase A) C++ makes GTK sane, and B) I
wanted to use the real OB libs to do the theme parsing and previews. We
did get the project pretty far, and its main goal was to provide a live
preview (inside of the program itself) that was also clickable in order
to get you to the proper location to edit. This stuff all works, 100%,
mostly thanks to syscrash and the obrender library.
Here's a screen from development progress:
AFAIK it works on my machine, others have reported some crashing, it
hasn't been touched in quite a while. If you see things you want to
cannabalize, feel free. I can help, Python's more of a read-only
language to me but I can get some stuff done with sufficient examples.
Oh right, the code:
git clone git://code.l3ib.org/obtheme.git
If you want to talk more about stuff, I'm "m4re" on irc, #openbox on
oftc or #l3ib on freenode.
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