From: Mario Contestabile (marioc_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-12-12 19:59:50
Who has used wxWindows?
I perused the sources briefly yesterday, and the approach they used
is to have a source tree per os, thus getting the native os functionality
for a particualr feature if it's available, if not it's emulated. There was
a socket and a thread class.
>> Greg Colvin wrote:
>> >I believe that the Java team started out trying to use
>> >the native controls, and found that they could not get
>> >consistent cross-platform that way, so they switched
>> >to low level drawing.
>> That's all fine and dandy but it's also one of the
>> reasons why Java programs look so silly running in
>> Windows and why you won't find very many companies
>> writing programs in Java for a large audience (well,
>> one of the reasons...).
>My point is just that the choice is not so easy, and you
>can spend a lot of time and money to get something that
>either looks silly or isn't portable.
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