Re: gtkmm and VS2013

You are gong to hear what gtkmm does not want anyone to know, GTKmm has abandon it’s Microsoft development. Unlike these other gtkmm developers, my advice is that if you *need* to develop applications for Microsoft, you should use Visual Studio 2013, but if you have a extensive C++ library, like I do, it is better to jump to Qt5.2.x. It is a magnificent GUI toolkit for both Win7 and 8.1 as well as for *nix and Apple platforms. But most importantly, it comes with a most wonderful RAD.
You can later on use C++/CLI, which is a supper set of VC++, to port your C++ library to the newest, most brilliant and most powerful Microsoft Software Development technology yet, .Net.
This is only my personal opinion, and I am sure that a lot of people here would not agree, but that would be out loyalty and not profit. I have chosen the path I have advised you to take, ‘cos I make money with my work, not friends.
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: gtkmm and VS2013

Why aren't there new binaries built and uploaded to the site?

No new build in two years?

On Feb 7, 2014 7:39 AM, "John Emmas" <john creativepost co uk> wrote:
On 06/02/2014 22:19, Gavin Lambert wrote:

It’s in general a very bad idea to mix two different CRTs in the same process.  It’s not impossible, and there are times when you can get away with it, but I doubt very much that doing it with a UI framework such as GTKMM is one of those.


Gavin's advice is spot on, Syed.  You should pay great attention to it.  Unless you really understand what you're doing, mixing and matching different CRTs in the same process is an excellent way to build an unreliable app.

Given that the VC10 version of gtkmm will probably rely on other components that were also built with VC10, I'd strongly advise you to pick up a cheap version of VC10, rather than continuing to build with VS2013.

There's a technique you can use to force VS2013 to use an older CRT but it's probably a bit advanced for a beginner.  I'm pretty sure you could obtain VC10 cheap (or free) if you searched hard enough.


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