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 Mats Bengtsson writes: "Tcl's windowing toolkit, Tk, has been 'known' to be ugly and outdated.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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RE[2]: Beautification of amsn
by Quake on Wed 13th Aug 2008 10:45 UTC 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[3]: Beautification of amsn
by merkoth on Wed 13th Aug 2008 14:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Beautification of amsn"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

Unfortunately, emesene doesn't support video chat, among a few more things. It's a nice client, but it could use a few more features, which I'm pretty sure will come over time. It's a pretty young oroject.

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RE[4]: Beautification of amsn
by Jezza on Wed 13th Aug 2008 16:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Beautification of amsn"
Jezza Member since:
2005-10-13

It is actually the emesene guys who are working with the aMSN people together on aMSN2. I have high hopes for it, but don't expect the tcl/tk frontend to look anywhere near as smart as the efl/Qt/gtk versions.

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