Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fedora 32 : Can be better? part 009.

The Fedora distro will be better if the development team will come with useful, accurate, and up-to-date information. A very simple example is C and C ++ programming and more precisely how to build programs and packages. Let's take a simple example of creating interfaces with GTK. Let's take a simple example of creating interfaces with GTK that require knowledge of the GCC compiler. First I install gtk3-devel package:
dnf install gtk3-devel 
The Fedora team come with a group install with many feature.
#dnf -y groupinstall "Development Tools"
I test with these examples:

int main(int   argc,
     char *argv[])
  GtkWidget *window;
  gtk_init (&argc, &argv);
  window = gtk_window_new (GTK_WINDOW_TOPLEVEL);
  gtk_window_set_title (GTK_WINDOW (window), "Hello World");
  gtk_widget_show  (window);
  gtk_main ();
  return 0;
This create a simple window with Hello World title.

static void on_window_closed(GtkWidget * widget, gpointer data)

int main(int argc, char * argv[])
    GtkWidget * window, * label;

    gtk_init(&argc, &argv);

    window = gtk_window_new(GTK_WINDOW_TOPLEVEL);

    g_signal_connect( window, "destroy", G_CALLBACK(on_window_closed), NULL);

    label = gtk_label_new("Hello, World!");

    gtk_container_add(GTK_CONTAINER(window), label);



    return 0;
This is the same example but you will see a label with te text Hello, World!.
The last example is more complex and involves the use of signals attached to the close button and the OK button.
The main window contains three labels with my name and an editbox in which you have to enter my nickname mythcat or something else.

const char *password = "mythcat";

// close the window application 
void closeApp(GtkWidget *widget, gpointer data)

// show text when you click on button 
void button_clicked(GtkWidget *button, gpointer data)
    const char *password_text = gtk_entry_get_text(GTK_ENTRY((GtkWidget *)data));

    if(strcmp(password_text, password) == 0)
        printf("Access granted for user: \"%s\"\n",password);
        printf("Access denied!\n");

int main( int argc, char *argv[])
    GtkWidget *window;
    GtkWidget *label1, *label2, *label3;
    GtkWidget *hbox;
    GtkWidget *vbox;
    GtkWidget *ok_button;
    GtkWidget *password_entry;

    gtk_init(&argc, &argv);

    window = gtk_window_new(GTK_WINDOW_TOPLEVEL);

    gtk_window_set_title(GTK_WINDOW(window), "Labels, password with one button and layout");
    gtk_window_set_position(GTK_WINDOW(window), GTK_WIN_POS_CENTER);
    gtk_window_set_default_size(GTK_WINDOW(window), 300, 200);

    g_signal_connect(G_OBJECT(window), "destroy", G_CALLBACK(closeApp), NULL);

    label1 = gtk_label_new("Catalin");
    label2 = gtk_label_new("George");
    label3 = gtk_label_new("Festila");

    password_entry = gtk_entry_new();
    gtk_entry_set_visibility(GTK_ENTRY(password_entry), FALSE);
    ok_button = gtk_button_new_with_label("OK");
    g_signal_connect(G_OBJECT(ok_button), "clicked", G_CALLBACK(button_clicked),password_entry);

    hbox = gtk_box_new(FALSE, 1);
    vbox = gtk_box_new(TRUE, 2);

    gtk_box_pack_start(GTK_BOX(vbox), label1, TRUE, FALSE, 5);
    gtk_box_pack_start(GTK_BOX(vbox), label2, TRUE, FALSE, 5);
    gtk_box_pack_start(GTK_BOX(hbox), vbox, FALSE, TRUE, 5);
    gtk_box_pack_start(GTK_BOX(hbox), label3, FALSE, FALSE, 5);
    gtk_box_pack_start(GTK_BOX(vbox), ok_button, FALSE, FALSE, 5);
    gtk_box_pack_start(GTK_BOX(hbox), password_entry, TRUE, FALSE, 5);
    gtk_container_add(GTK_CONTAINER(window), hbox);



    return 0;
The result can be seen in the following image:

I put the source code for the last example in a test.c file and compiled it like this:
[mythcat@desk ~]$ gcc test.c $(pkg-config --cflags --libs gtk+-3.0) -o test
[mythcat@desk ~]$ ./test