Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th May 2006 19:54 UTC
GTK+ GTK+ 2.9.0 has been released. This is the first development release leading up to GTK+ 2.10. For completeness: "GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites."
Thread beginning with comment 121640
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
GTK
by segedunum on Sat 6th May 2006 17:13 UTC
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

However, getting back on topic (we always have this Qt/GTK thing for some reason, and it's pointless in this case) GTK is a pretty good piece of work all things considered.

For a toolkit that a company does not make any money directly out of as a development framework (and therefore doesn't focus everything it has at it), and people at Red Hat and elsewhere have to work on it on an ad hoc basis, you can get more than a fair bit done with it. It's variety and quality has increased markedly over the years.

Yes, I've criticised it in the past but that's only in cases and projects where really it just doesn't fit. How many people ten years ago would have thought that there could possibly be a Unix toolkit that they could use free of charge (and given away free of charge for every purpose no less) that does what it does? No one I'm betting, and they'd probably think you were mad. I think GTK has pulled the wool over some peoples' eyes that creating a toolkit, of any description, is an easy business. It isn't. It's damn hard.

Reply Score: 2