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BWidget ToolKit 1.9.7 September 2013 Copyright (c) 1998-1999 UNIFIX. Copyright (c) 2001-2002 ActiveState Corp. See the file LICENSE.txt for license info (uses Tcl's BSD-style license). -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Preface: Andreas Kupries transfered the issue tracker from sourceforge to fossil and found a couple of patches which were not on my radar. Most are integrated now. Other solutions are in branches on the repository and may be in the next release if finalized by someone. Thanks to all reports, contributers and specially to Andreas ! Harald -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Highlights: Repository and issue tracker moved to fossil: http://core.tcl.tk/bwidget New features: - Allow new modifiers Shift, Cmd and ShiftCmd for menu accelerators, which is specially useful for the MAC. - xpm-to-image accepts a wider range of xpm dialects - Make loadable in save interpreter. - Add method getentry to combobox to facilitate bindings on widget Fixed bugs: - noetbook creation error box on Win7 - On Aqua, do not change menu color when changing mainframes background. - Entry widget in ttk mode raised error on keyboard tab traversal -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT IS BWIDGET ? The BWidget Toolkit is a high-level Widget Set for Tcl/Tk built using native Tcl/Tk 8.x namespaces. The BWidgets have a professional look&feel as in other well known Toolkits (Tix or Incr Widgets), but the concept is radically different because everything is pure Tcl/Tk. No platform dependencies, and no compiling required. The code is 100% Pure Tcl/Tk. The BWidget library was originally developed by UNIFIX Online, and released under both the GNU Public License and the Tcl license. BWidget is now maintained as a community project, hosted by Sourceforge. Scores of fixes and enhancements have been added by community developers. See the ChangeLog file for details. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WIDGET LIST (1.9) Simple Widgets Label Extended Label widget Entry Extended Entry widget Button Extended Button widget ArrowButton Button widget with an arrow shape. ProgressBar Progress indicator widget ScrollView Display the visible area of a scrolled window Separator 3D separator widget Manager Widgets MainFrame Manage toplevel with menu, toolbar and statusbar LabelFrame Frame with a Label TitleFrame Frame with a title ScrolledWindow Generic scrolled widget ScrollableFrame Scrollable frame containing widget PanedWindow Tiled layout manager widget ButtonBox Set of buttons with horizontal or vertical layout PagesManager Pages manager widget NoteBook Notebook manager widget Dialog Dialog abstraction with custom buttons Composite Widgets LabelEntry LabelFrame containing an Entry widget. ComboBox ComboBox widget SpinBox SpinBox widget Tree Tree widget ListBox ListBox widget MessageDlg Message dialog box ProgressDlg Progress indicator dialog box PasswdDlg Login/Password dialog box (contributed by Stephane Lavirotte) SelectFont Font selection widget SelectColor Color selection widget Commands Classes Widget The Widget base class DynamicHelp Provide help to Tk widget or BWidget DragSite Commands set for Drag facilities DropSite Commands set for Drop facilities BWidget Utilities -------------------------------------------------------------------------- INSTALLATION AND USE - On Unix Platform: Uncompress the file BWidget-<version>.tar.Z|gz To use the BWidget: - If you have uncompressed the archive file under the Tcl Library Path directory, you only need to do: % package require BWidget - If not, you have to specify the BWidget installation path in auto_path global variable: % lappend auto_path <install_path> % package require BWidget To launch the demo, you need to cd into the demo subdirectory: $ cd <install_path>/demo $ wish demo.tcl - On Windows and others Platforms: Uncompress the file BWidget-<version>.zip To use the BWidget: - If you uncompressed the archive file under the Tcl Library Path directory, you only need to do: % package require BWidget - If not, you have to specify the BWidget installation path in auto_path global variable: % lappend auto_path your_path % package require BWidget To launch the demo : Double click on demo.tcl in the demo subdirectory Distribution contains these directories: BWidget-<version> Root directory and BWidget Tcl sources BWman HTML manual pages images images used by BWidget lang Resources for language customization demo Demo sources tests BWidgets test suite -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ttk support Johann Oberdorfer has written a tile-version of BWidget consisting in theme-based parameter switching. No native windows are used on MAC or Windows. IMHO we need native widgets. It is IMHO not wise to use BWidget with Ttk due to different concepts. For the migration of my programs to Ttk, limited Ttk support is integrated in the following widgets: - ScrolledWindow, Label, Button - MainFrame (-sizegrip option) - NoteBook (only user frame) - LabelEntry, LabelFrame, PagesMgr (by Wojciech Kocjan, docs missing?) The documentation pages list the parameter differences. I do not recommend using this for new projects. To activate Ttk support, use: Widget::themed 1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- DOCUMENTATION HTML manual pages are available in the BWman subdirectory. Point to index.html for frame version with tree navigation, or to contents.html for no frame version. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTACTS The BWidget toolkit is downloadable on Sourceforge, at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/tcllib/ The repository and issue tracker is on: http://core.tcl.tk/bwidget/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Changes: (Only showing changes since BWidget 1.9.6 release.) 2013-09-11 xpm2image.tcl: many issues fixed in xpm import by Mattias Hembruch. Ticket [9a8b2ee42e] 2013-08-14 * notebook.tcl: cured error in _resize, that data($p,width) is not (jet) present. Ticket [a4cbba655d]. 2013-06-28 * mainframe.tcl: Included Patch [9f67a66609] curing issues of Shift-Accellerators with Shift-Lock on Mac. By Keith Nash, Ticket [83ce3e84e7]. 2013-06-26 * mainframe.tcl: Reverted Patch [1977644] (-casesensitive for accellerators). It has issues with shift-lock. 2013-06-21 * labelentry.tcl: Bug fixed: Methods from Tk entry widget restored [Bug 1002844]. * mainframe.tcl: Allow case sensitive accelerators by new option -casesensitive. Patch by cmard [Patch 1977644] * mainframe.tcl: Allow new modifiers Shift, Cmd and ShiftCmd for accelerators. Patch by K.J.Nash [Patch-83ce3e84e7] * mainframe.tcl: When changing MainFrame -background, do not change menu colors on Aqua. Fix by Keith J.Nash [Bug-a81b7afc1e] * init.tcl: Make loadable in save interpreter. Fix by Keith J.Nash [Bug-4365a23bd3] * combobox.tcl: Add method getentry to return entry widget path for bind purposes. Patch by Michael [Patch-2340355] 2013-01-09 * widget.tcl: Bug fixed: Error 'invalid command name ".#BWidget.#ttk::entry"' arises in themed mode when an Entry widget should get focus by the tab key. The temporary widget creation fails due to the "::" in the command name of ttk widgets. Any "::" is replaced by "__" [Bug 3599955].
Source: BWidget-1.9.7-release-notes_readme.txt, updated 2013-09-15