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I've done a little research and I found bash, but it seems harder. I think it would be a great idea to have Autoit for Linux. Post your input.

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Windows scripting is something completely different from a linux scripting language. That said, it would be terribly difficult to write a script for Windows, and port it to Linux, heck, it might as well be practically impossible.

You would be better off writing a C or C++ (or any other OS/hardware -independent language) program, and compiling/running it on the machine.

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idea seems good. wishing for that too....but i guess its somewhat impossible.

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If you want to port it to KDE or GNOME (which I think have different graphics message maps), go for it! :(

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Hmmm... I hear the windows emulators are getting pretty good these days... Someone was telling me that they're even starting to support DirectX. I can't verify this, as none of my Linux boxes even has a GUI installed.

Waste of CPU cycles, I say. :(

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Not that I'm aware of...heck, every time I try to install it spits back the rpm, god forbid wine from letting me 'make' the source :(

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Not that I'm aware of...heck, every time I try to install it spits back the rpm, god forbid wine from letting me 'make' the source  :(

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I'm 'Package Manager Impaired', if I can't compile and install from original source, its either not worth having or the platform is flawed. After reading your post, I downloaded the 20050419 source for Wine and found it wouldn't compile out of the box.

'./configure' popped a couple of idiot light warnings about the X libs not being present, which I knew already. 'make depend' ran fine. 'make' choked on the ddraw_test code being missing or maybe missplaced.

In the programs/winetest directory edit Makefile and winetest.rc to remove the ddraw_test entries and it compiles just fine.

Of course I can't actually use it (for the reason mentioned above), but it did compile.

Core platform is: Slackware 9.1

Possibly relevent Custom compiled Mods/Upgrades are:

binutils-2.15

bison-1.875

gcc-3.4.2

linux-2.6.9

The first (and only) time I ever tried to use RedHat, it choked on my custom compiled kernel, and I swore I'd never use it again. Slackware has never failed me in that respect.

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I stick with RedHat and Fedora, but I have to switch to SuSe because that America's Army game doesn't work on RHL-based builds for some god-forsaken reason :(

Next time I set up a linux box, I'll test...I don't have one at the moment...

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I've done a little research and I found bash, but it seems harder.  I think it would be a great idea to have Autoit for Linux.  Post your input.

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What's wrong with perl, python and ruby on linux? You don't need to programm bash/shell scripts.

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bash aint harder to learn than autoit.

the function names are shorter and you cant compile them... (i think)

i like to use php, its realy easy but the function names are chaotic :(

so does it run on wine?

i only have a active webserver, cant play around there...

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I think its great the idea of autoit for Linux. Anyone make it work ?

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autoit on linux may sound like a wonderful thing. like Nutster said which gui are you going to nail autoit to. besides they change the gui version alot on kde and gnome not to mention others. the other question you have to be asked what version and type of linux are you gonna use it on? go here for an idea o what i mean linux distros. hey how about an (Autoit Linux OS) it sets itself up and asks no questions and tells no lies. ;)

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one year on....no picture...no sound....

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one year on....no picture...no sound....

hm... maybe because there is no real need for it???

Cheers

Kurt

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idea seems good. wishing for that too....but i guess its somewhat impossible.

the devs won't do it. will you?

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hm... maybe because there is no real need for it???

Cheers

Kurt

Probably because it is allready there. It's called Tcl/Tk

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I would say that there is not much need for AutoIt under Linux. For *almost* every GUI app under Linux, there is also a way to accomplish the same thing with a command-line program. For everything else, you would have to tie it into a framework like KDE or Gnome (as mentioned before). These change often (as also mentioned before).

What would you do with AutoIt / Linux that you couldn't do from a command-line?

-John

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I suppose this is a somewhat good idea. But most linux "fanatics" will say that would much rather stick with c++.

Why does it have to support GUI's? Why not port it over to just some basic functions:

ConsoleWrite()

ConsoleRead()

FileDelete()

FileOpen()

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Sorry, don't get it. You got pipes, rm, cat, and you can redirect output and errorstreams to files. Don't get me wrong, AutoIt is really nice, but with some little bash-scripts and the tons of commandline-tools you can really do something. :) And even if it may seem funny, I found many of the things I missed in the windows-world on freshmeat.net. So there was no need to search for an easy, good documented lang (the helpfile the comes with autoit was my reason to stick with it :P )

... btw.: I think there was a tool that was able to manipulate/check for windows, but I can't find it. :D

zenity is a good start if you just like to have some boxes and dialogs.

(I don't use those d'n'd-gui-wizzards, but I think they are a good starting-point)

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If would be cool a Linux version of aut2exe was made called aut2lin or something and it compiled the script to Linux code instead of Windows code.

I hope some of the devs read this topic. O_o

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If would be cool a Linux version of aut2exe was made called aut2lin or something and it compiled the script to Linux code instead of Windows code.

I hope some of the devs read this topic. O_o

Why? So we can all point out to you how stupid your request is? AutoIt is a Windows application. AutoIt is not a Linux application.

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Thank you for letting me know that.

I am hoping that will change, though.

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Why? So we can all point out to you how stupid your request is? AutoIt is a Windows application. AutoIt is not a Linux application.

Thank you for letting me know that.

I am hoping that will change, though.

The stupid part or the Linux part :)

But seriously if it is so important to you why don't you just make it happen? Languages and concepts has been prototyped in Tcl/Tk before. It will take you about a week to implement 80% of it. And then probably some years to catch up with the rest.

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He told me that AutoIt is for Windows. I thanked him for telling me that.

I guess he misinterpreted my post, and thought that I didn't know AutoIt was for Windows, so I tried to explain that I was hoping it could be made to work for Linux also.

If I knew how to do this myself, I would have done it already and released it.

I am hoping that the devs will seriously consider this.

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He told me that AutoIt is for Windows. I thanked him for telling me that.

I guess he misinterpreted my post, and thought that I didn't know AutoIt was for Windows, so I tried to explain that I was hoping it could be made to work for Linux also.

You're an idiot, you know that? There's a difference between the two operating systems. Here's a subtle hint: They aren't the same thing. They aren't even close. AutoIt is Windows-centric. It's designed to do Windows things. It's not designed to do Linux things. It's not going to be ported to do Linux things because the way things are done on Linux is different. Any product like AutoIt on Linux will be a completely different product. Very little of AutoIt's code could be used in a "Linux version". It's an entirely different thing. AutoIt is a Windows program. None of us are going to start from scratch making a Linux version of AutoIt. Understand?

If I knew how to do this myself, I would have done it already and released it.

Funny. If you knew even the tiniest bit about how to do it, you'd realize your request was born of pure stupidity.

I am hoping that the devs will seriously consider this.

We don't seriously consider it. We laugh when morons like you suggest crap like this. So how about you do what you're good at, which is wasting precious air, and leave the thinking and the wishing to people who know how to do it.

Now, could somebody please lock this thread so we don't have to see more idiotic rebuttals from Azu?

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