Day 19 – Interactive Desktop Apps

I am a big fan of roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons. Most of these games have screens to help you hide what you’re doing when running the game and give you some of the charts used in the game to reduce looking stuff up in the books.

My game collection is extensive though and I’d much rather use my laptop to not only hide behind and track information but I could also automate dice rolls and chart usage. Whilst I could cobble some stuff together with text editors and command line magic I’d much rather have some snazzy Desktops Apps that I can show off to people.

Enter GTK::Simple, a wrapper around the gtk3 UI library used by the Linux Gnome desktop but also available on Windows and Mac. This library gives you a simple to use interface, via the power of NativeCall, to let you create simple desktop applications.

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