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Subject: Re: [boost] Thoughts for a GUI (Primitives) Library
From: Eoin O'Callaghan (eoinocal_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-05 21:30:35

I'm just a observer on these lists, but talk of a cross-platform GUI
library always catches my attention.

I thought I should post a link to OMGUI,
, since it hasn't been mentioned yet. It looked to be shaping up to be
a very nice cross platform library, unfortunately work on it seems to
have stopped.

It could be worth reviving.

Kind regards,

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:15 AM, Gottlob Frege <gottlobfrege_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 8:40 AM, Yakov Galka <ybungalobill_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Can you give me a real world example where you need the "capturing" phase
>> for any reason other than a hack for some other design problem? I just can't
>> think of any.
>> Thank you.
> - Global Shortcuts (like in Visual Studio)
> - Macro recording, both the start/stop shortcuts, and the recording of inputs
> - Automation
> - hacks
> - unknowns
> For a framework, hacks and unknowns are valid reasons.  The reason I
> detest MFC is because it was inflexible beyond anything more than they
> had planned for.  ie standard UIs were easy, anything else was near
> impossible.
> I know that any framework that did child first ended up needing a
> parent-first hack, and anything that was parent-first needed
> child-first sometimes.  Unfortunately I can't remember the particular
> reasons, but it seemed to always happen.
> I do agree that events should go to the child first almost always.
> It's those other cases that I'm concerned about.
> Tony
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