wikipedia reader/gtk2/qt questions
mirko at sharism.cc
Fri Mar 19 11:25:42 EDT 2010
- a wikipedia reader with easy search capabilities (thanks to the keyboard)
> The 2nd one however seems quite interesting. So I'm wondering which
> wikipedia reader application currently work on the NN? I've seen
> various screenshots of zim-reading application, and it doesn't look
> quite good. Most of the screen space is wasted on icons
I think the screenshots you are recalling are from Xiangfu's startdict port,
but he changed the UI and there are now no icons blokcing valuable space
either. Vido (the openzim gtk reader app) does not come with any icons
only keayboard shortcuts.
> I'm thinking about a simple to use user-interface, and I'd to check if
> any existing applications are close (and can be tweaked) before
> redoing the wheel.
I think the UI is quite simple and straight forward. There are currently
three major construction sites with vido:
1) getting the mouse cursor to be movable using the 4-Way key
2) making the gtkhtml widget stop resizing after loading a new article
3) making image support reliable
> Are these apps using the framebuffer in gtk2? Is Qt usable enough? (I
> remember Qt on a Zaurus 5000d, developed ed with 32 Mb - it was barely
> tolerable when more than 1 app was launched)
Yes, the gtk app is running on top of directfb.
I haven't seen qt in full action yet only from a video. Mirko (the other
one) is working on that.
Let me know if you wanna dive into vido, i'd be glad to decrypt some of my
crude code ;)
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