future of development for the desktop


I must admit that after researching which toolkit to use for
multi-platform desktop project (Nov  last year) to be done in D, we
strongly considered wxWidgets due to possibly better look of apps on
non-Linux platforms.

However, after reading the articles like:




It looks that OS vendors are greedy to lock their platforms more &
more, so the question arises what is the future for open-source
development of desktop apps on Windows & Mac OS X platforms?

If it is not so bright, then it might be easiest/simplest to simply
forget about those platforms, focus on Linux and develop using GTK+ and
let users of other platforms install (as long as it's available),
Virtualbox or something and run native Linux app that way.

What do you think?


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