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From: Gregory Colvin (gregory.colvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-03 10:43:52

On Mar 3, 2004, at 8:35 AM, Neal D. Becker wrote:

> David Turner wrote:
>> Hello
>> It seems that the idea of adding a medium-complexity GUI library to
>> boost
>> is popular, but that there are widely varying opinions on how it
>> should be
>> done.
>> I've written a first draft of a library that fulfils most of my
>> expectations. It's available at It
>> supports two platforms (Win32 and GTK2), and four user interface
>> elements
>> or widgets (window, label, button, text-entry). The design is such
>> that
>> it is extremely easy to support new platforms or widgets.
>> ...
>> I'd like to know what the boost community thinks before proceeding.

> Not to start any religious war here, but gtk is based on C.


> If I was going
> to start a new effort, I'd certainly prefer Qt/kde, which is c++ based
> as a
> starting point.

Even better that the underlying toolkit be abstracted away, as appears
to be the case here.

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