Posted by: Administrator
on August 28, 2006 08:25 PM
GUI APIs like wxwidgets by themselves do not give the application programmer control over the desktop interface itself. For instance, adding a status icon to the 'system tray' with its own little menu and readouts. To do this you have to marry yourself to either Gnome or KDE (or Xfce) and that is a very big choice.
Another example is just determining if the accessibility mode has been enabled, or helping the user enable it.
Allowing programmers to target only one library for the most often used desktop-oriented features will make it much easier to write applications for Linux desktops.