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Re:So what about wxWidgets?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on August 28, 2006 12:48 AM
Although, I find it interesting that no one has mentioned wxWidgets

wxWidgets is definitely an option developers with multiplatform applications should look at.

However, developers using other base technologies like Qt or GTK should also have the possibility to gain access to desktop capabilities.

So why not make wxQT?

You mean wxKDE, wxGNOME and so on? Just wrapping another toolkit would not get you better desktop integration

I mean instead of reinventing the wheel here, why not take advantage of this existing framework and API?

That's what we are doing, we take advantage of the already proven implemenations and just delegate from a common API to them.

Reimplementing all functionality would be pretty stupid and lots of work.

At least it wouldnt need a VM, unlike portland

Not sure what VM stands for in this context. Assuming you meant virtual machine, Portland does not need one, especially not the common desktop API usually referred to as "DAPI".

Kevin Krammer
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