Re: Updated Cygwin ports of Gtk2-Perl

On Aug 18, 2005, at 9:51 PM, Dan wrote:

I haven't used cygwin before. I've got a customer running native win32 Gtk-2.6.8 with Gtk-1.060, and I'm thinking about giving cygwin a go. Is it a 'hacky' kind of solution, or is it going to look relatively polished? What are the differences from a user's point of view between the cygwin Gtk2 and native version? I will obviously have to do testing and stuff myself first, but if someone can give me a quick run-down of what to expect, I'll know whether to bother spending time on it or not.

From a user's point of view, the biggest difference is that gtk+ on cygwin requires using an X server, while the "native" gtk+ does not. Cygwin includes an X server.

I believe that recent versions of the native win32 gtk+ use a theme engine that makes the gtk+ apps fit in better with normal win32 apps, but i am merely repeating hearsay.

From a developer's point of view, cygwin is much nicer to use, because it's more unixy.

It's really up to the user to decide whether using the X server is "hacky". I use an X server on my mac every day, but i'm not a typical mac user and am quite used to the idea.

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