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Yad: fork of zenity

August 23, 2010 — BarryK
Ttuuxxx and others are doing some very interesting stuff with Metacity, so I thought that I would have a play with Metacity also -- downloaded it and saw that it needs Zenity (provides GUI dialogs).

But Zenity has Gnome dependencies, and I recalled that there is a fork of Zenity that only needs GTK libs, no Gnome.

I think that I saw it at, but that site has been taken offline. So... I spent the next two hours trying to find it. I also searched my archive of downloaded files. No go.

But finally, success. It's name is Yad (Yet Another Dialog):

Yep, compiles fine in Wary. I used this configuration:
# ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --with-rgb=/usr/share/X11/rgb.txt

It installs executable /usr/bin/yad, so I suppose I could create 'zenity' symlink to it.


re zenity
Username: 01micko
Have a look in the last few pages of the gtkdialog tips thread by zigbert and you will find a package compiled by technosaurus, should work ok. Cheers

Username: technosaurus
"my package has the symlink to zenity

Username: ttuuxxx
"lol I posted my hacked non-Gnome sources on the wrong thread, Just a bit tired from long day at work. This still compiles fine :) and also the metacity theme switcher clarf made ttuuxxx

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