Phoenix.pm: survey says: what's the best GUI toolkit, and how do I use it?
scott at illogics.org
Fri Feb 6 08:38:08 CST 2004
Thanks JB, I might do that, eventually.
That route would require Windows people to install Cygwin (the other
X11 servers for Windows don't have a LessTif/Motif bundle available).
That might be too strange for the most common case. Also X11::Motif
is badly out of date. I'd have to update it. Bleah.
I can offer you a non-paying job...
On 0, johnb <johngnub at cox.net> wrote:
> X11 on mac is cake install; Works good;
> Can you pass over a Motif function call, like open a window, I can test
> for basic functions;
> On Thursday, February 5, 2004, at 08:15 PM, Scott Walters wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I need to pick one windowing toolkit for use on Mac, Wintel, and
> > Unicecesez.
> > Doug, a while back did a lovely presentation on wxWindows, most of
> > which
> > I've forgotten, and I lost my handout. Doug, can do you have a link to
> > that
> > handout? Or a copy? I'd like to put it on the web, too.
> > But Mac people tell me that the MacOSX wxWindows does *not* work well,
> > and
> > it failed to even compile for a friend when I was going to have him do
> > more
> > specific testing.
> > Perhaps it is still rapidly evolving? Or has it leveled off?
> > Tk is the most popular, and probably the most stable, but Doug has been
> > frustrated by it and bitten by bugs, and it takes information encoded
> > in
> > strings rather than some sort of enum or symbolic constant, making the
> > interface error prone and klunky.
> > Gtk is really popular, and Glade sounds nice, though I haven't been
> > able to get
> > it to compile for me on NetBSD. It is reasonably well ported, though
> > it should
> > be a lot more portable. The Gtk bindings for Perl just leave me
> > scratching
> > my head - they're documentation free, or else 100% automatically
> > generated,
> > completely unhelpful, method signature listings. Personal experience
> > with Gtk at
> > all? There are some tutorials care of Google and I'm going to play
> > with it,
> > of course.
> > X11::Motif is pretty nifty but out of date and Windows and Mac people
> > would have to install a lot of stuff to get it to fly. And of course
> > there
> > is raw X11::Protocol =)
> > SDL and SDL_perl is another option for simple UI stuf and easy access
> > to GL,
> > but again, the Perl bindings seem to be not-quite-there. I built and
> > installed
> > and it only comes back with errors on the sample programs. Someone
> > else who
> > installed it on Linux said they had to find a binary distribution but
> > it
> > did work.
> > So, I'm very open at this point. I'll settle on something eventually,
> > but early
> > input might keep me from going off in a bad direction or keep me from
> > missing
> > a good one =) Any insights, comments, thoughts, or suggestions are
> > most welcome.
> > Thanks,
> > -scott
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