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LinuxToday.com.au: Review of Kaptain 0.4

Sep 27, 2000, 08:29 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by hawkeyes)

[ Thanks to renai43 for this link. ]

"What is kaptain? I can hear those impatient people up the back of the class whispering to themselves. Well, it's not the latest Something For Kate single, although I thought it deserved as much fanfare. Disregarding the obligatory joke about the speed at which English words beginning with 'K' are running out for the KDE foundation, from kaptains' home page -

"Kaptain is a universal graphical front-end for command line programs."

"Now this might sound a bit unassuming, and indeed it is. However don't let the lack of explanation put you off. In plain English, with Kaptain, you can turn all of your favourite terminal commands into graphical equivalents, which can be interacted with via the mouse."

"Sound ground breaking? It sure is. Kaptain uses .kaptn files, which are simple text scripts edited in any way you choose. The script "describes the possible arguments for a command line program". Kaptain then interprets this script, and puts up into your X-windows display a simple Qt-based window with all of your options detailed."

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