[svlug] Cross-platform GUIs

John Mark Walker johnmark at johnmark.org
Tue Jul 22 16:45:33 PDT 2003

Ok, I'm a little late to this party, but has anyone mentioned XPCOM + XUL? 
ie. the cool stuff from the bloatware project formerly known as Mozilla. I 
don't think you can get more cross-platform than that, and it's completely 
free. (My apologies if this has already been mentioned)

I believe you can create stand-alone XPCOM libs to distribute with an app 
in case the user doesn't have Mozilla - or if they have *nix and their 
Mozilla libs aren't in a useful location <insert rant on shared libs 

The main problem for developers is documentation, but that might be fixed 
soon if I can find an author to write about it ;)

I've never used it, but I've been looking for a test project as an excuse 
to learn.


On Tue, 22 Jul 2003, Henry Jen wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "J C Lawrence" <claw at kanga.nu>
> To: "Akbar Ahmed" <akbar_svlug at yahoo.com>
> Cc: <svlug at lists.svlug.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [svlug] Cross-platform GUIs
> > On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 00:20:50 -0700 (PDT)
> > Akbar Ahmed <akbar_svlug at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Which technologies would you recommend for cross-platform GUI
> > > development?
> >
> > For compiled apps WxWindows appears the most recommended.  My tendency
> > however would be for python + python-TK.  Simple, clean, functional,
> > very workable.
> >
> I am curious why no one mention Gtk?
> AFAIK, Gtk has Win32 port as well.
> Any body has experience on Gtk?
> Henry
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