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Re: [Liberty-eiffel] Random thoughts about a Windows distribution

From: Germán Arias
Subject: Re: [Liberty-eiffel] Random thoughts about a Windows distribution
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:24:43 -0600
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On 2014-08-20 11:32:06 -0600 Hans Zwakenberg  |  Ocean Consulting GmbH 
<address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi group,
> as I'm slowly working towards creating a working Windows distribution, some
> random thoughts cropped up, that I'd like to discuss:
> - Windows programmers generally aren't too keen about languages without any
> native GUI support, unless the language is meant for web- or 
> script-programming
> - Windows programmers generally sort of expect that a compiler comes with an 
> that shortens edit/compile/test-cycles
> It's moot to start a discussion about whether such Win-progger sentiments are
> justified or not, it's just the dynamics of the Windows scene as I got to know
> it.
> Since the team is very small, perhaps we should think about the availability 
> of
> either of the above in a cross-platform way:
> - are any of the x-platform GUI's wrapped to Eiffel already? (Perhaps 
> wxWidgets
> or some other good library?)

I was looking this too. There is:

Seem still in development. It have a wrapper for Eiffel here:

But this is unmaintained. No idea if this could be hard to update.

> - is there any x-platform editor (perhaps Java-based?) that can be used to
> attached scripts to configurable buttons?  ("comppile", "make", or whatever,
> etc...)

This could be done easily with Emacs. I can help with this.


> Any suggestion about the above is very welcome indeed!  Also any other idea
> about easing a newbie's entry into Eiffel - and how to reach him is welcome.  
> I
> suppose that last question is about marketing communications really, but you 
> get
> my drift...
> cheers
> Hans

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