Yad: fork of zenity

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 gnomefiles.org, 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.

Posted on 23 Aug 2010, 8:37


Posted on 23 Aug 2010, 10:04 by 01micko
re zenity
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.


Posted on 23 Aug 2010, 10:13 by technosaurus
my package has the symlink to zenity


Posted on 23 Aug 2010, 16:05 by 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