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ANNOUNCE: ActiveState GUI Builder released open source

From: Jeff Hobbs <jef...@activestate.com>
Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:43:03 -0800
I am pleased to announce that ActiveState is releasing the GUI Builder as open
source software.

The GUI Builder is a component of our Komodo IDE that we are unbundling as of
the Komodo 4.0 release.  While we don't have the time to improve it, we hate
to see useful software be locked up, so we decided to make it available for
others to improve upon.  Enjoy!

== FAQ ==

What is GUI Builder?

	GUI Builder is an interactive graphical dialog builder built in Tk,
which generates code for Tcl, Python, Perl and Ruby.

Why open source it?

	GUI Builder has been a feature of the Komodo IDE.  The upcoming major
release of Komodo (4.0) is focused on providing the best IDE experience for
dynamic web application development.  While GUI builder improvements didn't
fit in the schedule, we felt our users would be best served by having it be
open source, so that others could contribute to it.

When will it be available?


Where is it?

	GUI Builder is a derivative of the old SpecTcl project, so it seemed
right to place the new version back in its original home:

	 Home page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/spectcl/

	 SVN: http://spectcl.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/spectcl/trunk/guib/

	 SVN checkout:
	  svn co https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/spectcl/trunk/guib guib

What license is used?

	It is released under the Tcl license.

What about my use from within Komodo?

	To help ease the transition for Komodo users, ActiveState plans to
create an unsupported extension, to allow the separate, stand-alone GUI
Builder to be plugged back in and provide similar capabilities as those within
Komodo 3.5. Due to time constraints, however, this extension may not be
available until after Komodo 4.0 ships.

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