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From: David B. Held (dheld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-08 07:11:15

"Philippe A. Bouchard" <philippe_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> [...]
> > Feel free to e-mail me directly. Some people are
> > complaining that we are taking too much of the boost's
> > traffic.
> Are we Boost approved?
> [...]

Well, the moderaters haven't terminated() the thread(s) yet. ;) I
happen to think that a generic C++ GUI framework is quite
interesting, and would be somewhat annoyed if all the discussion
of it left the main developer list. It's not even a library yet, unlike
Spirit, which has its own list because most of the discussion is
implementation issues.

To bring a bit of sobering reality to the project, I would suggest
picking a simple, even trivial target project (like displaying some
trivial dialog box). Then create enough of a framework to make it
work on Win32 and X (whichever X interface/toolkit you like best).
Maybe seeing the code required to do that, and trying out different
approaches will give you a better idea of how to formulate your
interface. It should be small enough so that you can write two or
three different versions using the major conflicting design tradeoffs.
Obviously, you won't be able to generalize all the properties of the
resulting library, but maybe you'll get a healthy respect for some
of the issues involved.


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