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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-02 10:02:44


This has come up before on boost; in fact, I was the one who raised it.
Reactions were decidedly mixed. You might want to search the boost message
archives just to see what has already been said.

Personally, I think the "right" GUI library would be a great contribution to
boost and to the C++ standard. There are problems with starting a new
effort, though, not least of which is that there are already existing
cross-platform GUI libraries that have lots of momentum. I haven't looked at
any of them closely enough to comment on their style/quality, though.

Anyway, this is just by way of getting the conversation started. I still
hope that the right combination of concepts, portability, and elegance will
show up... maybe your library is it!


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Allan Finch" <sarum_at_[hidden]>
To: "BOOST" <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 9:35 AM
Subject: [boost] A BOOST GUI Library

> Hi All,
> I was at the ACCU Spring Confrence last week and there was
> discussion about what sort of additional libraries there might
> be. One of the ones mentioned was a 'medium' complexity
> GUI library. Leaving a side what does that mean for a moment.
> I was working on such a library 2 years ago and we came to
> a stop when the company I work for moved over to java.
> If there is any intrest in this I can make avaiable this code
> for review, to help anyone that wishes to work on such
> a project. But note currently it would be difficult for me to
> 'boostify' this library. Additionally when we started this
> project (6 years ago) the STL was infancy and we implemented
> our own template collections, but it would not be that difficult to
> change them.
> Anyway is there any intrest?
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