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Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
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Zenity dialogs for Golang, Windows and macOS

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This repo includes both a cross-platform Go package providing Zenity-like dialogs (simple dialogs that interact graphically with the user), as well as a “port” of the zenity command to both Windows and macOS based on that library.

Implemented dialogs:

Behavior on Windows, macOS and other Unixes might differ slightly. Some of that is intended (reflecting platform differences), other bits are unfortunate limitations.

Installing

The Go package:

go get github.com/ncruces/zenity

The zenity command on macOS/WSL using Homebrew:

brew install ncruces/tap/zenity

Or download the latest release.

Why?

There are a bunch of other dialog packages for Go.\ Why reinvent this particular wheel?

Benefits:

  • no cgo (see benefits, mostly cross-compilation)
  • no main loop (or any other threading or initialization requirements)
  • cancelation through context
  • on Windows:
    • no additional dependencies
    • Explorer shell not required
    • works in Server Core
    • Unicode support
    • High DPI (no manifest required)
    • Visual Styles (no manifest required)
    • WSL/Cygwin/MSYS2 support
  • on macOS:
    • only dependency is osascript
  • on other Unixes:
    • wraps either one of zenity, qarma, matedialog