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Re: GNUstep and GTK+

From: Michael Baehr
Subject: Re: GNUstep and GTK+
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 12:18:26 -0500

On Sun, 08 Aug 2004 12:15:26 -0500, Robert Burns <address@hidden> wrote:
> Firstly, this is W. Robert Burns (wrburns on IRC). Not that other
> impostor. :-P
tehdely says hello :P

> <kidding aside>
> I would be interested in such a project. However, I think the wrong
> approach is being taken here (that's what it seems to me).
> OpenStep and GTK are fundamentally different systems. GTK's not going to
> work well in a pure OpenStep-compliant framework, and vice versa. They
> have different layout management, different widgets, different feel. The
> difference is not just in the looks.
> That said, I think it would be wonderful to have an OpenStep-*inspired*
> framework that uses GTK for the GUI. GNUstep-base could be used in a
> pure form, and the application API could be based on AppKit. I am NOT in
> favor of merely making a set of bindings for GTK. Rather, I'd like to
> design an AppKit-like system for GTK. It would not be
> OpenStep-compliant, but it would feel very much like OpenStep.
> In short, the power of OpenStep with the availability of GTK. What's not
> to love?

The utter kludginess and useless duplication of effort.

> Robert Burns

Michael Baehr

Michael Baehr - Arch Linux GNUstep Geek

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