Re: [gtk-list] Re: Windows NT port of GTK+

On Fri, 1 May 1998, Tim Janik wrote:

}On Fri, 1 May 1998, Matt Kimball wrote:
}> Porting glib was an evening's work.  Porting gdk looks like it will
}> require a from-scratch rewrite.  Once that is done, most of gtk can be
}> used without changes.  One question though: port to mingw32 or Visual
}> C++?  The former is in the spirit of the of the GTK+ community, and
}> would let anyone develop without invensting in VC++.  On the other
}> hand, VC++ is a much nicer development environment.  (One could get it
}> to build under either, but that is a bit more work).
The spirit of the port is wonderful. However, the logistics of doing this
(as pointed out in an earlier post) are probably insurmountable. People
who would like to help you may not have access to NT to do so. Also, the
larger problem is that NT doesn't support POSIX or the Xlib which GTK is
based on.

Just some thoughts.

|| Bil Wendling
|| Research Programmer

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