Official announcements from the Hollywood team
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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 http://www.hollywood-mal.com/ 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.
Just an additional note for users of Hollywood's Windows IDE: If you follow the instructions in "HowToInstall.txt" you'll get syntax highlighting and online help for all of RapaGUI's functionality, i.e. the command's synopsis will be shown in the status bar and you can press F1 when the cursor is over a RapaGUI command and the RapaGUI documentation will be opened, etc. This only works on Hollywood 7, though.
Lamp.mcc is very Amiga-centric so it doesn't fit into RapaGUI which aims to support the lowest common denominator between the platforms. However, Lamp.mcc support could be added to MUI Royale. And yes, MUI Royale is also still supported of course. There'll soon be a MUI Royale update as well.
Glad to hearairsoftsoftwair wrote:Lamp.mcc is very Amiga-centric so it doesn't fit into RapaGUI which aims to support the lowest common denominator between the platforms. However, Lamp.mcc support could be added to MUI Royale. And yes, MUI Royale is also still supported of course. There'll soon be a MUI Royale update as well.
Thank you Andreas.