Re: GTK+ on Mac OS X status

On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:36:16 +0700
Lothar Scholz <llothar web de> wrote:

Hello Lothar,

> This doesn't mean much for the App Stores, question is will you need
> an easy end user distribution.

That's a good point. Yes, we'd like to provide easily installable apps
for Mac & Windows users (probably using cmake to help with

> It's better but suffers from the same problems of not being native.
> But still looks very alien for MacOSX users.

I see...Not having Mac OS X users it's hard to imagine.

> Definitely, they are wrapping Cocoa native widgets. Reason why i
> haven't used it was that i found the wxWidgets layer to heavy and to
> old. Waiting for 3 years to release the better 3.x brand. And they
> are very slow picking up new features because of this heavy layer.

Do you consider that 3.x will be good-enough improvement?

> Well so i assume you don't take a loan of $100,000 like i have done to
> develop software. In this case there isn't really a risk anyway.


> It's a community project. But at least it is useable at the moment. I
> never ever trust again that this will soon be stable. 


> Thats why i more optimistic about the native toolkits that are
> maintained by MS and Apple.

I understand your point, but I believe it should be possible to find
open-source toolkit to write open-source app.


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