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ANN: wxCocoaDialog v0.3

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:05 pm
by astigsen
wxCocoaDialog v0.3

wxCocoaDialog is an multi-platform port of the CocoaDialog application for OS X, that allows the use of common GUI controls such as file selectors, text input, progress bars, yes/no confirmations and more with a command-line application. It is ideal for use in shell and Ruby scripts (or Perl, or Python, or... etc).

Since the use of the original CocoaDialog is very common in shell scripts on Mac OS X, the port makes it possible to to also use such scripts on Linux and Windows (with cygwin).

Implemented Controls

As of wxCocoaDialog v0.3, the following controls are implemented:
  • inputbox
  • standard-inputbox
  • secure-inputbox
  • secure-standard-inputbox
  • dropdown
  • progressbar
  • textbox
  • msgbox
  • ok-msgbox
  • yesno-msgbox
The wxWidgets port was originally created for use in the e text editor, which supports TextMate bundles and can be extended with shell scripts (through cygwin) and in any scripting language. Since it could be useful in a lot of other contexts than e, it was released to the community as open source.