Re: Compiling a GTK application on windows

Hello Gang,

Monday, May 30, 2011, 8:18:01 AM, you wrote:

GC> Is there really any show stopper in GTK+ on Windows? I saw many GTK+
GC> apps that support Windows and Mac OS. And I'm considering whether to
GC> choose GTK+ to develop a cross-platform app... I'm surprised to hear
GC> your words.

a) Most serious Showstopper one is the mouse leave events are not generated.
This is serious. Depending on your application it can be just very bad
instead of fatal.

b) There is no working windows theme.

c) UTF-8 character handling on key press events does not work
correctly (i't worked on 2.20)

d) Speed is still a problem on Windows. Waiting for Cairo Direct2D.

I only know one serious commerical GTK app for windows and that was
the Python IDE Wingware. But they are using an old version. I started
evaluating GTK with 2.20 and the development in the last years was
more then discouraging. I decided to better spend 3 month and
do a MFC port. But i'm still using GTK on windows as a development
system instead of using Linux.

Best regards,
 Lothar                            mailto:llothar web de

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