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From: Matt S Trentini (matt_trentini_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-01 08:41:33

Heya Rene,

That all sounds great; perhaps we should be helping out the wx guys
rather than come up with our own library...?

Does anyone else have any good reason why we should create a completely
new library assuming that those issues are addressed? (License could be
one problem quite aside from the technical issues.)

Keep in mind that starting a GUI library from scratch is going to take
*significant* time.

And is wxWindows our "best bet"? It's certainly going to be easier than
trying to convince the Qt folks to get rid of their preprocessor... ;)

It'd be fantastic if all the issues I brought up with wxWidgets were
addressed and we ensured that it worked well with the other boost libraries.

Is there anything anyone else wants or needs that wxWidgets couldn't


PS I've started looking through the wx developer archives. Interesting.
  They seem to be very much in the 'early days' and moving quite slowly
(one guy mentioned that he expected wxTNG (aka wxWidgets 3.x) to be
delivered in 2-3 years!) but they do appear to be interested in working
alongside boost - there was even a tongue-in-cheek suggestion that they
submit the next revision as "boost-gui"! Check out the following threads:

It's worth noting that there didn't seem to be much discussion on the
list about wxTNG - they seem to (understandably) be more concerned with
bugfixing and ongoing development of the current builds.

They do seem to be interested in using more modern C++ features and
exception safety was mentioned.

Oh, also, Hajo Kirchhoff (of Lit GUI library fame) has been active on
both the boost and the wx developer discussion lists, trying to
determine if the two groups can leverage resources. See here for his
boost posting (his wx postings are included in the above links):

A collaboration sounds like a great idea to me...

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