Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Aug 2008 00:19 UTC, submitted by matej
General Development You thought Tcl/Tk stands for 'obsolete GUI'? You define the looks of Tk as 'prehistoric'? Or do you visualize ugly interfaces when reading this? I certainly do. Mats Bengtsson writes: "Tcl's windowing toolkit, Tk, has been 'known' to be ugly and outdated. With the 8.5 release last December the tile package, now named ttk (Themed Tk), is included in the core which brings true native widgets on Windows (yes, Vista too) and Mac." But what about Linux? Mats points at tileqt and the new tilegtk and notes: "Imagine that you can switch theme, and toolkits, on the fly without any program restart." Finally, he mentions progresses in both tkpath and support for WebKit. He concludes: "When all this comes together it will make Tk a very competitive toolkit."
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Beautification of amsn
by Quake on Wed 13th Aug 2008 04:53 UTC
Quake
Member since:
2005-10-14

I always thought amsn was a great program but ugly as hell. I hope it's going to change.

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RE: Beautification of amsn
by Jezza on Wed 13th Aug 2008 06:26 in reply to "Beautification of amsn"
Jezza Member since:
2005-10-13

amsn has been compilable with tcl/tk 8.5 for quite some time now and looks much better that way.

However, amsn2 is in development now and they're using the enlightenment tooklit for the 'official' gui in v2. That said, I have read about a Qt, GTK and tcl/tk version, too.

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RE[2]: Beautification of amsn
by Quake on Wed 13th Aug 2008 10:45 in reply to "RE: Beautification of amsn"
Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

emesene seems a clean client
http://emesene.org/screenshots.html

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RE: Beautification of amsn
by WereCatf on Wed 13th Aug 2008 12:56 in reply to "Beautification of amsn"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I always thought amsn was a great program but ugly as hell. I hope it's going to change.

The ugliness is the reason why I stopped using aMSN. Now I only open it if someone insists on using webcam. Otherwise I use Emesene. Oh, and aMSN has always been somewhat buggy and felt rather heavy.

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