End of Life and GDPR

If you're reading the community site these days, you certainly noticed that not a single piece of significant content was created since 2015, and not much since 2013.

Whatever this may mean for PHP-GTK itself is another issue, but for the site itself, it means it ceased to be relevant about 5 years ago, and it's time to move on for the site members. Since the site contains non-anonymous user, it will fall under the new EU GDPR regulations entering into force on 2018-05-25, and there is no point for me to spend time on evolving the site towards compliance when no one is actually using it.

So here is the EOL announcement: the site will be shutting down on 2018-05-24 and its data will taken offline.

A static version of the articles may be published again at some point here or elsewhere, but I wouldn't hold my breath on it. So if you have even some interest in the site content, be sure to copy/paste the pages of interest before it goes dark on 2018-05-24. Or contact me if you want a copy of the files and content, or check my blog for newer content.

Thanks all for participating, it's been a pleasure while it lasted.



Getting a descendant (child) widget by name

This script gets a descedant (child) widget by name using recursion. A name should be defined for the child previously, if not as a name is considered the class name.

The name is passed as a variable by reference, when the target is found it is stored in this variable.
This will change the variable type from string to object, this very information is used as a condition to stop further recursion.

Extending widgets with PHP

primitive widget

  • you need to extend GtkWidget
  • you need to write many methods
  • your constructor MUST NOT call parent::__construct, or you will have an error (Fatal error: Cannot instantiate abstract class) for primitive widgets (abstract ?) (GtkWidget),
<?php # simple code fragment (need to be completed) class PrimitiveWidget extends GtkWidget { function __construct() { # Fatal error: Cannot instantiate abstract class # PrimitiveWidget in line ... (__construct() line call)
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