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Subject: Re: [boost] [ANN] Boost.UI - a new C++ GUI library
From: Viktor Sehr (viktor.sehr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-09-29 21:51:47

I appreciate that someone has taken the (huge) step towards a cross
platform gui for c++ within boost, it's really something that I think it's
a big step forward for both boost and C++. (I havn't had the time to more
than glance through the examples)
It would be really great if it's crossplatforminess event extended to
android\ios\web assembly.


On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 7:51 PM Nat Goodspeed via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 6:06 PM, Niall Douglas via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > - Don't implement a main loop, implement a function e.g. run() which
> > dispatches exactly one pending event, returning true if there was an
> > event processed.
> > - Said run() also comes in run_until(deadline) form, where deadline can
> > be "now" i.e. poll for an event, if one present dispatch it, else return
> > immediately.
> > - A post() routine lets any thread cause some user supplied callable to
> > be executed in the run().
> Yup, that's pretty much the subset of the io_service API I had in mind.
> > The point is to open up your event dispatch so it can coexist with
> > whatever existing system the user is already using.
> Yes. Many applications and even frameworks want to own the main loop.
> By default, Asio is one of them. Fortunately it does have these
> integration-friendly alternatives.
> Since you propose a Boost library, it would be a valuable exercise to
> consider how best to integrate your framework with Asio -- especially
> considering that something very like Asio is well on its way to
> becoming part of the C++ Standard.
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