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Apgsearch GUI?

Postby testitemqlstudop » August 25th, 2018, 10:12 pm

Is an apgsearch GUI planned to be made? It would be easier for beginners to help contribute to Catagolue without needing to run apgsearch in the command line.
By GUI I mean just a wrapper for the command line interface, i.e. you type in the rule and symmetry along with the payosha key, and then it starts working, instead of typing it into the command line, which may intimidate beginners.
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Re: Apgsearch GUI?

Postby 77topaz » August 26th, 2018, 12:05 am

I think that the command line interface for apgsearch is simple and easy-to-understand enough not to be intimidating (and most people who want to run apgsearch have some programming background, anyway), so I'm not sure whether a GUI should be a priority compared to, say, general speed improvements. That said, it would still be a nice addition.
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Re: Apgsearch GUI?

Postby testitemqlstudop » August 26th, 2018, 1:11 am

Yes, I definitely agree - a GUI is not that important, compared to optimizations.
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Re: Apgsearch GUI?

Postby PySimpleGUI » December 20th, 2018, 2:08 pm

I can add a GUI to command line programs easily. Does anyone have an idea they can communicate? A sketch on a sheet of paper would do.
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Re: Apgsearch GUI?

Postby PySimpleGUI » December 21st, 2018, 12:31 pm

I downloaded the apgsearch code. It has 3 imports that are unresolved. Any clues where to get these packages?

import golly as g
from glife import rect, pattern
import urllib2
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Re: Apgsearch GUI?

Postby M. I. Wright » December 21st, 2018, 1:59 pm

Oh, thing is it's not actually a command-line program -- apgsearch v1 is a Golly script, so Golly makes those imports available when you run apgsearch with it. I'm not sure in any case whether testitemqlstudop was asking about a GUI for the v1 Python script or for the current (mostly-)C++ iteration of apgsearch, though.
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Re: Apgsearch GUI?

Postby Apple Bottom » December 22nd, 2018, 6:41 am

M. I. Wright wrote:I'm not sure in any case whether testitemqlstudop was asking about a GUI for the v1 Python script or for the current (mostly-)C++ iteration of apgsearch, though.


Probably the latter; apgsearch v1 already has a GUI after all, it's called Golly. ;)
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Re: Apgsearch GUI?

Postby 77topaz » December 28th, 2018, 6:52 pm

PySimpleGUI wrote:I downloaded the apgsearch code. It has 3 imports that are unresolved. Any clues where to get these packages?

import golly as g
from glife import rect, pattern
import urllib2


Golly can be downloaded from this very website (see the "Download Golly" link in the page header). I think just having Golly should be sufficient to fix those other two errors as well.
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