From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-23 01:14:29
> I am currently designing a GUI framework in C++ (initially targeting the
> Windows platform) that uses a model similar to that which Java uses in it's
> AWT and Swing libraries. Specifically:
It seems that what you're at is a full-blown standalone C++ GUI library.
Maybe, it's good goal, but there a lot of toolkits already. I think it's not
likely that just a new library will find a lot of users. If somebody has Qt
or GTK application, he won't rewrite it just because your library is cleaner
or better in some other way.
But I think it's possible to create something with some chance for success.
It's portable GUI library which *integrates* with existing toolkits. So that,
you can create a widget using new library and plug that widget into existing
For example, you want to visualise a graph. You code the algorithm using
boost::gui and then the resulting boost::graph::layout library should be
usable in all toolkits supported by boost::gui. If that's the case, than
using boost::gui becomes very attractive.
The specific interface is not important. Just for example:
boost::gui::widget w = canvas_view(300, 300);
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