Announcement: Gnocl Release 0.9.96
Now Available For Download
 

The first release increment for almost in over 18 months heralds a host of new and enhanced functionality within the Gnocl command set plus a number bug fixes. Here's a brief overview.


New Widgets

gnocl::aspectFrame
gnocl::dial
gnocl::fixed
gnocl::iconView
gnocl::infoBar
gnocl::layout
gnocl::menuRecentChooser
gnocl::recentManager
gnocl::spinner
gnocl::tickerTape

New Commands

gnocl::exec
gnocl::fileFilter
gnocl::getStyle
gnocl::keyFile
gnocl::pointer
gnocl::screenshot
gnocl::showURI
gnocl::snapshot
gnocl::sound
gnocl::statusIcon
gnocl::stockItems
            
Many new options and sub-commands
for these objects


gnocl::calendar
gnocl::drawingArea
gnocl::eventBox
gnocl::fileChooser
gnocl::fileChooserButton
gnocl::folderChooserButton
gnocl::list
gnocl::menuItem
gnocl::notebook
gnocl::print
gnocl::radioButton
gnocl::text
gnocl::textBuffer
gnocl::toggleButtton
gnocl::toolbar
gnocl::tree
gnocl::volumeButton
gnocl::window
gnocl::winfo
     


Major Areas of New Functionality

Implementation of undo/redo for text widget and word-wrapping for gnocl::tree/gnocl::list column text.



Get the latest release from SourceForge!



Gnocl Development Blogs

We live in a connected world, messages take seconds to bounce around the world and, lets face it, it's as easy to talk to web buddy in Karachi as it is to call across the house the one's spouse in the kitchen. We've become familiar with chat, familiar with getting regular feedback on whatever's happening out there. Miss-out of the latest gossip and there's a fair chance that interest will be lost. Hence the Gnocl development blog. If you're like me, th
en as you code away you'll have notebooks, lots of them with jottings and ideas scribbled down. So many jottings that, lets face it, they're lost. The idea of creating a Gnocl blog then, is not just to promote interest in Gnocl, but also to keep together some ideas and code snippets that are being worked on at the time. Blogspot provides a convenient place to to this, its possibly entertaining too, in a geeky sort of way. If you want to read more, follow this link.....



Gnocl for MS-Windows

Although most widely though of as a *nix development environment, Gtk+ libraries are available for a number of platforms including Microsoft Windows and Apple's MacOSx. Many dyed in the wool Tcler's tend to shy away from the idea of using anything other that Tk for UI development. Well, now's the chance for them to try the latest and stable development release of Gnocl and they don't even need to download dependencies and compile the sources -oh you lucky people! 

Following this link for more!


Gnocl for MacOSx? Can it be true?

The lack of cross platform support has been a criticism often made against Gnocl but, things are about to change.


Already development versions of the the Mac ready Gnocl core package and its complementary package GnoclMacOSX are available for download thanks to the hard efforts of Mac/Tcl developer Zbigniew Diaczyszyn.



Making the cross-over from Linux desktop to Snow Leopard has not been easy as Zbigniew will confirm. The major difference between the Gtk and Mac UI design is the  issue of menu bars. These have to be handled somewhat differently in order to get that 'authentic Mac look'. In fact, this is why Mac options are handled in a specific, unique package. They can be developed independently of the main Gnocl core giving branch developers the freedom they need to create exciting new platform specific extensions.

To read more, check out the
GnoclMacOSX web-site.