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Software News   Software News : RapaGUI 1.1 released
   posted by softwarefailure on 23-Apr-2017 10:47:56 (1733 reads)

Rapid Cross-Platform GUI Development On All Islands

Airsoft Softwair is proud to present version 1.1 of one of the most popular Hollywood plugins: RapaGUI. RapaGUI is a cross-platform GUI toolkit that allows the creation of native (!) GUIs for AmigaOS (MUI), Windows, Linux (GTK), and Mac OS based systems! GUI layouts in RapaGUI are conveniently defined in XML files which are then converted into full-blown GUIs by RapaGUI on-the-fly. It just doesn't get any easier!

RapaGUI supports all the widgets you need to create modern GUI applications, including multi-column listviews, treeviews, tabbed page widgets, toolbars, status bars, text editor widgets, menu bars, HTML views and much more. The highlight of RapaGUI, however, is certainly its inbuilt Hollywood MOAI class. This class allows dynamic embedding of complete Hollywood displays into GUIs which can be used to combine Hollywood's powerful multimedia functionality with RapaGUI's GUI abilities into one powerful application.

RapaGUI 1.1 is a major update and contains the following new features:

- Unicode support (requires Hollywood 7)
- 64-bit support on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS (requires Hollywood 7)
- Drag'n'drop support
- Combobox class greatly enhanced
- Lots of new functions for Choice class
- Online help for the Windows IDE (requires Hollywood 7)
- Support for high DPI monitors (requires Hollywood 7)
- Several other smaller improvements and bug fixes

RapaGUI comes with almost 300 pages of documentation in various formats like PDF, HTML, AmigaGuide, and CHM that describes the GUI programming basics in detail and provides a convenient MOAI function and class reference. A step-by-step tutorial that guides you to your first RapaGUI program is also included. On top of that, almost 20 example scripts are included in the distribution archive, including advanced scripts like a complete video player which really show off the power of Hollywood and RapaGUI working together.

All this makes RapaGUI the ultimate cross-platform GUI toolkit, carefully crafted for you sailors of the seven GUI seas! Only RapaGUI allows rapid cross-platform GUI development on all islands - it is the ultimate fusion of all the different OS GUI toolkits into one MOAI face, carved in stone for eternity and beyond. RapaGUI is available free of charge and can be downloaded from the official Hollywood portal at Versions for AmigaOS 3, AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, AROS, Windows, Mac OS X and Linux are provided. AmigaOS users please do note that although RapaGUI is still compatible with MUI 3.8, it is highly recommended to install MUI 4.0 to use all of RapaGUI's features.

This release was brought to you by Airsoft Softwair - the hardest working men in code business.


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Re: RapaGUI 1.1 released
Posted on 23-Apr-2017 14:48:05
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What's with the ridiculously huge "summary" of this news item on the front page? It's not standard practice on as far as I know, and does rather hide all the other news items...

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Re: RapaGUI 1.1 released
Posted on 23-Apr-2017 17:09:34
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They are the "hardest working men in code business" so they can do whatever they want

So your little work on eReaderNews is not that important in comparison with all the work done by "the hardest working men in code business".

Did you feel the sarcasm in my comment ?

Honnestly, I'm much more waiting by programs like eNewsReader specifically developped for AmigaOS than all these Hollywood things running on so many platforms that I'm pretty sure most of us (mainly simple users) don't even know what to do with all the stuff written in this news.

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Re: RapaGUI 1.1 released
Posted on 23-Apr-2017 18:51:45
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I think instead of any sarcasm a moderator needed here to cut this news item into two parts.

Anyway it IS a major news item. The users needs applications and applications requires development tools. Hollywood is primarily an Amiga development tool. The fact that it is run on several alien platforms just the bonus that makes it more attractive.
Of course PortablE news are important too for the same reason.

"The hardest working men in code business" phrase may seems a bit pompous but sadly it is true. Please name any other software product on Amiga OS with the size, importance, quality and progression like Hollywood!

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Re: RapaGUI 1.1 released
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I think they said it like a joke, not seriously btw. Whay that much bitterness? look like almost envy

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Re: RapaGUI 1.1 released
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Without implying any direspect for any other software development, I have to say that RapaGUI is an incredibly powerful system. Over the Easter break I've been developing a program to replace a piece of software that's gone on the fritz at work, requiring the use of a toolbar. I've been able to develop this via Hollywood & RapaGUI on AROS using Zune, and today just had to change one compiler option to produce the Windows version using its native GTK. The only change to the source code was to accomodate a slight issue with the toolbar gadget on the Windows side. Develop on AROS and run on any of the other Amigaoid systems or Windows or Linux or Mac with just a recompile; that seems pretty cool to me.


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Re: RapaGUI 1.1 released
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Good job!

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