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[Implemented] graphic launcher (VLaunch) rewritten in a port

Fri, 01 Jun 2007 13:11:17

scen

Hi, i think it would be nice if the actual graphic launcher for Vavoom, called VLaunch, that currently exists only for Windows platforms, could be rewritten using some "portable"/cross-platform, like (for example) [list:2hgj1jlo] [*:2hgj1jlo]QT[/*:m:2hgj1jlo] [*:2hgj1jlo]GTK+[/*:m:2hgj1jlo] [*:2hgj1jlo]FLTK[/*:m:2hgj1jlo] [*:2hgj1jlo]...[/*:m:2hgj1jlo][/list:u:2hgj1jlo] so it can be used also on other OS (like Linux, MacOS,FreeBSD, etc.) I would like to take care of this, but currently my programming skills are poor (and i haven't so much free time to learn about them <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> ) In future, maybe... Is it an accettable idea, for you? <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->
Sat, 02 Jun 2007 19:59:35

Janis Legzdinsh

Yes, I've been thinking about this for some time now.
Wed, 01 Aug 2007 17:47:54

scen

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://vavoom.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/vavoom?view=rev&sortby=date&revision=2539">http://vavoom.svn.sourceforge.net/viewv ... ision=2539</a><!-- m --> wxWidgets? Cool <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> I'll try it ASAP <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->
Fri, 03 Aug 2007 17:36:28

scen

Wow, it looks pretty good <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> click here Only the fonts seems to be too big, as you can see. I'll look into if it's a configuration issue of my own system. In the meantime.... any suggestion to fix this annoyance? <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->
Sat, 04 Aug 2007 10:16:33

Janis Legzdinsh

Currently it's a direct rewrite of the old launcher. That's why it looks correct on Windows but not when using GTK+.
Mon, 06 Aug 2007 12:28:14

scen

Ok, the problem was partially in my system configuration. The GTK applications used a too large font; reducing it (in my case, Arial - 7 seems to fix the problem. [img:350kuhjs]http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/5486/vlaunchlinux2yg6.th.png[/img:350kuhjs] A solution to this behaviour would be to set a fixed font size directly in vlaunch code, so the window visualization is indipendent from user's system configuration. Another thing to fix: the IP Address: and Other options StaticText objects have a too small horizontal size, causing the wrap of label: see this explanatory snapshot [img:350kuhjs]http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/4719/vlaunchlinux3qs5.th.png[/img:350kuhjs] Enlarging the horizontal size of these objects solves the problem.
Tue, 07 Aug 2007 16:17:05

Janis Legzdinsh

Did some improvements, check it out.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 13:12:05

scen

[quote="Janis Legzdinsh":25x6kloa]Did some improvements, check it out. Yeah, the tabs are very useful and good for launcher usability. (i link a snapshot for example, so other users that can't try it by himself have the chance to follow the launche improvements <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> ) [img:25x6kloa]http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9671/vlaunchanimationvh4.th.gif[/img:25x6kloa] But now i've another request (sorry Janis if i stress you:P ): i've seen that when i start a Vavoom session but it quit with errors for any reason (e.g. i start with -tnt but tnt.wad is not present in vavoom game dir), it doesn't show or popup any message. I think it would be useful adding a box that shows the console messages echoed by vavoom, so it's easier to figure out what is happened. This is an example mock-up", don't rely on this too much, i'm not a good graphic artist <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> [img:25x6kloa]http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/3792/vlaunchlinux5ur0.th.png[/img:25x6kloa] What do you think about that? Another thing: i've seen that the "Renderer" menu has always the "Direct3D" item, but in non-Windows environments it's useless. Can you remove o disable it when vlaunch runs on those types of OS? [EDIT] Another trivial request: is it possible to make available the Vlaunch icon also in another format (not only in .ico), for example PNG or XPM? Thanks <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> [/EDIT]
Sat, 11 Aug 2007 05:39:06

spiderman

here ya go... original icon in png and xpm at 32x32 and 16x16, plus a pretty faithful recreation in svg =) vavoom_icons.zip ps - did the conversions using the GIMP in about two minutes <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> it handles .ico files very nicely (imports each image in the icon into a separate layer) pps - ever looked at an XPM in a text editor? pretty interesting <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->
Thu, 10 Jan 2008 17:05:55

Janis Legzdinsh

I think this one can be closed.

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