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Re: [Chicken-users] cross-platform gui toolkit

From: j . romildo
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] cross-platform gui toolkit
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 06:07:47 -0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 09:02:36AM +0100, felix winkelmann wrote:
> On 2/5/07, Brandon J. Van Every <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> >And why would you prefer a little bit of every toolkit, as opposed to
> >picking 1 toolkit and doing a good job wrapping all its functionality?
> >If you target every toolkit out there, then it'll be capable of very
> >little.  Too trivial for more than toys.
> Dependencies are the problem. By allowing multiple configurations
> you will serve a greater number of users and platforms. Also, wrapping a
> complete toolkit you just end up with a huge glob of wrapper code that
> is constantly out of date as you try to cover all corners (even the quickly
> changing ones, i.e. more obscure pieces).
> I don't need a super GUI. I just want some portable means of creating
> basic, simple GUIs (call them toys, if you want). Add a basic 2D graphics
> API, you can then create all the widgets in the world.
> >> I have a good deal of Qt experience, a bit of FLTK and generally not
> >> enough resources to create this on my own (surprise!). I also am unable
> >> to do any windows-related coding.
> >>
> >> Would there be someone interested in taking this up or join me with
> >> such an undertaking?
> >>
> >
> >It's suicide.  Bind Qt.  It doesn't matter if Qt is not all things to
> >all people.  It has a community behind it, which will cause growth of
> >Chicken.  You dabble a little in every GUI out there, and you have nothing.
> Binding Qt takes too much time, Qt is a big dependency for those who
> prefer Gnomish desktops, Qt is too large for some systems. Qt is also quite
> slow. Qt is proprietary.

What about Gtk+?

José Romildo

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