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GTK+2: Let the Application Follow You!

Aug 10, 2009, 23:31 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to LinuxScribe for this link. ]

"Consider running gedit on your quad core desktop machine but you feel like going outside and hacking for a few hours. What you'd really like to do is tell gedit to move its entire user interface to your laptop, without having to close gedit on your desktop machine and open a new copy on your laptop -- possibly loosing temporary state information like the buffers you have open etc.

"The good news is that all the heavy lifting for this has been done for you and is already exposed in the GTK+2 API. The bad news is that many GTK+2 applications do not expose this functionality to the end user. But being open source software, the bad news can be fixed.

"I created a little GTK+ application to demonstrate moving a user interface and show how simple the code is. To keep the code short, the test application does not create the most pretty user interface but it can move to displays on other machines while running."

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