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Subject: Re: [boost] [rfc] cppgui
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-01 20:08:04

on Fri Jun 12 2009, Felipe Magno de Almeida <> wrote:

> I've been working the past two years, on and off, unfortunately more
> often not, in a GUI library. But I have gotten back to it. And I
> wanted to make it usable. I believe there are some great things in it.
> This library has a named parameter interface which is extensible by
> the backend implementation.
> I've been working on a QT port, which have been fairly easy so far.
> My intention is to rework some parts of it, finish most widgets and
> the surface concept I've been working on and submit to review to
> boost.
> But I wanted some ideas on the controller interface and whatever might
> be useful too in improving the design before submitting.
> The library is in
> There's a svn and trac there that I use.
> The library requires the boost/funcitonal/factory.hpp library reviewed
> and accepted (?), which is not yet part of any boost distribution to
> compile.
> You will also need fusion to compile.
> I've tested with GCC 4.4.0/4.3.3 with QT and win32 with visual C++
> 9.0. But should be pretty portable, including qt in visual C++. The
> gtk code does not compile :(.
> There are some very primitive documentation in the site, and some
> examples in the svn.

Have you looked at Adam and Eve from Adobe, and the associated research
papers? I think these guys have gone a long way down the road to
figuring out how to do things "right" in that domain.

Dave Abrahams
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