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Ext2: Review: Gtk-Pool

Jan 01, 2000, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Anderson)

"Typically on a Friday night after a long hard week I'll go down to the pub, have a few drinks with good mates and end up shooting some pool. If the cricket or football was on television, I'll go to another mate's house and intermittently watch sport and play pool. I can even recall studying for an University exam earlier this year - the plan was to revise notes all afternoon with friends, but an afternoon turned into half an hour - and for the rest of the evening, I managed to lose every game of pool I play. So you'd figure that if I had some spare time at home, I'd play pool - problem being, I don't have a table."

"Enter GtkPool, an open source alternative to beating the pub rules. Created by Jacques Fortier, GtkPool was originally intended as a "learn GTK+" project that gained community support and consequently continued to grow. Arriving at version 0.3.3, the latest and greatest offers numerous bug fixes (for compiling under newer versions of gcc), a new table pixmap (donated by Daniele Madri) and a new nine-ball option. As well as this, hidden additions such as GUI elements for mulitplayer/network mode have also made their way into 0.3.3 - which is in line for future releases and the long-term plans of the author."

"Still in its early stages of development, GtkPool is a simple pool simulation requiring the GTK+ environment and X Windows. Showing off a nice layout, my first impression of the product could be regarded as "on the ball" - looking neat and tidy, it certainly presents itself well to the crowds which will help attract more interest over future releases."

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