$Id: Changes,v 1.28 2006/07/02 13:24:14 joern Exp $ Revision history and release notes for Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory: 0.65 Sun Jul 2, 2006, joern Bugfixes: - Don't use for() loops with global $_ iterator, which interacts badly with application method calls which modify $_ as well 0.64 Sat Jun 17, 2006, joern Features: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory - Added options 'yes_label' and 'no_label' to open_confirm_window(). - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Button - Added 'with_repeat' option, which triggers the callback continuously as long button is pressed. Bugfixes: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Label: - Set initial text only if the widget object has no associated object attribute. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::ToggleButton: - Set button label only if no stock icon is given. 0.63 Sun Apr 23, 2006, joern Bugfixes: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Notebook: - fixed an exception which occured if no object is associated with the Notebook - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Layout - fixed wrong set_gtk_widget/set_gtk_parent_widget for Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::GtkWidget objects 0.62 Sun Apr 9, 2006, joern Bugfixes: - Associate tab label widgets with the page content widget, so if the page gets inactive the label greys out as well. - Notebook: show page before switching to it, otherwise page-switching is ignored. This was workarounded until now by a delayed page-switching, which didn't work with recent gtk2 versions anymore, so the true fix for this issue was overdue ;) Thanks to Alex Petkov <alexandphyllis AT excite.com> for the detailed bug report and debugging info. 0.61 Sun Apr 2, 2006, joern Features: - You can check whether an application object was changed with the GUI using the new Proxy's 'object_changed' attribute. Additionally you can control which attributes shouldn't affect the object's changed state with a regex passed as 'changes_attr_filter' when adding the object to the Context. - You can add icons to Notebook tab titles by prefixing the title with the stock item named in square brackets. Bugfix: - Prevent double object update triggering when switching Notebook tabs and Radiobuttons. 0.60 Mon Mar 27, 2006, joern Features: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Menu - Add 'active_cond' and 'active_depends' keys to the menu item definition to control widget activity not just on a per object basis. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Widget: - active_cond may return not just a boolean but one of the strings 'insensitive', 'invisible', 'sensitive', 'visible' to get the corresponding state. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::ExecFlow: - New widget for displaying Event::ExecFlow job plans - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::VPaned: - New container widget for Gtk2::VPaned - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::ToggleButton: - Stock image support added - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Context - Some internal cleanup to reduce memory footprint Bugfixes: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Menu - On cleanup deregistering of objects the menu depends on was not complete. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Context - Widgets with active_depends => "object.attr" (not just an object) weren't updated if the object changed. 0.59 Wed Dec 28, 2005, joern Features: - Default layout implementaion for width/height now uses set_size_request() only for non-window widgets and set_default_size() for windows, which is better in general. Bugfixes: - Small layout issue of buttons with stock image and a defined but empty label fixed. 0.58 Sun Oct 9, 2005, joern Features: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Container: - new methods add_child_widget() and remove_child_widget() to add/remove Widgets at runtime. E.g. you can extend a notebook at runtime. Thanks to Kaare Rasmussen for the suggestions. - Buffered context objects: EXPERIMENTAL! - if you specify 'buffered => 1' on Context->add_object a buffering Proxy will be used for this object. That means all attribute updates are buffered in the proxy object instead of passing them through to the underlying application object immediately. This way you can use a synchronized FormFactory (with all the advantages of automatically widget updating/activating stuff) but the possibility to cancel all changes easily. DialogButtons take care of this, so a "Cancel" button is displayed in a FormFactory automatically if all widgets in this factory are connected to a buffered context object. Tested with simpler forms and works for me, but this may not work in very complex forms with a lot of internal dependencies, in particular if your callbacks for activation checking and stuff don't use the Context but access the original object directly, which doesn't see any changes until the FormFactory is applied! - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::List: prevent unnecessary selection updates not only for lists with the attr_select_column property set - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Widget: active_cond callback now gets the current application object passed. Bugfixes: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Context: active_depends property didn't work with an array ref of attributes as stated in the docs. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Label: don't try to update from an object atribute without any set. 0.57 Mon Aug 1, 2005, joern Features: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Window: - on window close FormFactory->close is called automatically if the Window is the 1st child of the FormFactory, unless a closed_hook is set. Thanks to Kaare Rasmussen for the hint. - added 'quit_on_close' option, which quits the Gtk2 main loop as well in that case. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::List: - scroll to selected row only on first show, to prevent unneccessary scrolling. - trigger selection dependency updates only when the selection really changed (but only for Lists with attr_select and attr_select_column set, because otherwise a selection change can't be detected safely) - Documentation updates & fixes Bugfixes: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Layout: setting 'scrollbars' for non-scrollable widgets didn't work - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Notebook: restore selected page only if an object attribute is associated with the Widget. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory: POD typo fixed, thanks for the report to Christian Marillat. 0.56 Wed Jul 20, 2005, joern Features: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Rules: - added 'zero', 'non-zero', 'positive-zero-integer', 'negative-zero-integer', 'positive-zero-float', 'negative-zero-float' rules. - added special 'or-empty' rule, refer to the man page for details. - added 'executable-command' rule. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Context: - added get_object_attr() helper method to retrieve a specific application object attribute - added 'accessor' option to the ->add_object() method - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Widget: - added 'label_for' attribute, so auto-generated labels can be bound to specific widgets as well. - added 'avtive_cond' and 'active_depends' attributes for direct activity control of the widget. - added 'changed_hook_after' - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Popup: - added 'items' attribute for static popup content - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Popup: - default 'scale' to 1 of no other scaling options are given, images would be invisible without this. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory: - added 'with_cancel' option to the ->open_confirm_window() helper method - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::CheckButtonGroup: - dimensions can be configured through application object attributes. Row and/or column labels may be added. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Label: - added bold option. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Layout: - center button icons/labels. Bugfixes: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Combo: rule checking didn't work. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Widget: rule checking in synchronized FormFactories didn't work if no object attribute was associated with the widget - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Table: due to missing outer whitespace truncation parsing of some table layouts was messed up. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::List: dropped "selects_object" feature introduced in 0.55 because this can be easily done by defining attribute dependencies. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Layout: setting a label group didn't work for Label widgets, only for implicite labels set through the Widget's label attribute. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Loader: VSeparator setup was missing. 0.55 Mon Jul 11, 2005, joern Features: - Added a fully functional tutorial program (a simple music database) which makes use of a lot of simple and advanced Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory features. Not documented yet, but nevertheless a good example to learn how Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory works. More details in tutorial/README. - On demand loading of widget modules saves some memory - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Context - pass object aggregation information to define dependencies between objects. This way all dependent objects update automatically if their parent object changes. - defining constant attribute accessors is now possible, e.g. for simple Combo presets not changing at runtime. - new method set_object_attr() sets an specific application object attribute and triggers corresponding GUI updates - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::List - new attribute "selects_object" for lists representing an index of objects to select one of them. The corresponding widgets are updated automatically once the list selection changes. - new attribute "visible" to control visibility of columns - new attribute "no_header" to suppress list headers - new attribute "attr_select_column" to have specific column values instead of selected indices in the "attr_select" attribute - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Label: declare an arbitrary Label widget as the label of another widget, so this label is deactivated/activated together with the assigned widget automatically, even in complex layouts. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Popup: additional data model, two dimensional array to define ordered key/value pairs. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Window: title may be controlled by an application object. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Widget: moved get_widget() from Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory to here, so it's available for all widgets, not only in a FormFactory. Bugfixes: - Removed ok_hook() from Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Intro documentation, which was never implemented that way. - Tooltips on combo entries didn't work. 0.54 Sun May 29, 2005, joern Features: - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Table now handles arbitrary alignments of widgets in the cells. - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory: new convenience method change_mouse_cursor(). - Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory::Layout: no frames around forms if placed on a notebook page 0.53 Sun Apr 10, 2005, joern Features: - $ff->get_widget($name) added. - $context->remove_object($name) added. - DialogButtons: control the set of buttons displayed. Bugfixes: - Timestamp: placeholders were mixed up, so the calculated timestamp was nonsense for some values. - Widget's changed_hook wasn't called at the appropriate time for some widgets. 0.52 Sun Feb 06, 2005, joern Bugfixes: - Popup: didn't consider custom attribute activity conditions in all cases. - Container: apply_changes() didn't recurse correctly into all children Features: - New widgets: - CheckButtonGroup: a table of check buttons representing a multiple selection of predefined values. - GtkWidget: support arbitrary Gtk widgets which aren't worth an own Gtk2::Ex::FormFactory module. - TextView: a Gtk2::TextView - Timestamp: Entries to enter correct timestamps down to minute level, while calculating internally with unix timestamps. - FormFactory: added parent_ff attribute - FormFactory: added hide parameter to open() and show() method - FormFactory: added open_confirm_window() method - FormFactory: added get_image_path() method - Button: added stock attribute - Combo: added presets attribute - DialogButtons: buttons may now be controlled with the object attribute's value - HBox/VBox: added no_frame attribute - List: added update_selection_only attribute - Proxy: get_attr/set_attr consider object.attr notation accordingly and switch to the proxy of the correspondent object for convenience. - Table: warn if table layout string contains tab characters - Widget: added gtk_properties_widget - Widget: added label_markup attribute - Widget: added 'type' option to show_error_message() and error windows are now modal. => WARNING: incompatible API change! - Window: added closed_hook attribute 0.51 Mon Dec 27, 2004, joern Bugfixes: - Container: on cleanup the internal content list was set to undef instead to . Features: - Context: attr_depends_href extended, so it accepts a list reference of attributes an attribute depends on, not only a single attribute. - Image: with a constant scale of 1 all magic regarding scale calculation is switched off - Window: if a window has a FormFactory parent, FormFactory->close() is called automatically when the window is destroyed. - Container: Print a better error message if a child of a container isn't defined. Notes: - Added GPL LICENSE file to the distribution 0.50 Sat Nov 20, 2004, joern First public release. Refer to http://www.exit1.org/ for comprehensive online documentation. WARNING: API is not stable yet and may change incompatibly.