Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Oct 2005 00:02 UTC, submitted by carbon-12
GTK+ Imendio announced that it has been working on a port of native Gtk+ for Mac OS X.
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I mean really, is Windows support so much to ask?

Probably not. In fact, it's been around and stable for quite some time. So definitely not.

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/gladewin32/gtk-win32-2.6.10-rc1....

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Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

True, but have you ever used GTK+ applications in Windows? They look completely out of place. Not only that, but they got an
*horrible* redraw rate (resizing windows, putting one over another, etc). I have used GIMP and Gaim for a while and I stopped since they are alien to the rest of the environment. Last time I tried them (about 4 months for GAIM, last week for GIMP), they don't even use the Win32 standard dialog boxes!

In my opinion, the Win32 port was done as an afterthought. I guess the original poster meant: is _decent_ Windows support so much to ask?

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i'ts been said here before: Gtk now has a native windows theme: Wimp

Try installing the latest Gaim or something...

Anyway this is (hopefully) very good news!

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carbon-12 Member since:
2005-07-06

"True, but have you ever used GTK+ applications in Windows? They look completely out of place."

These look out of place?

http://gtk-wimp.sourceforge.net/screenshots/gfx/inkscape-winxp.png
http://gtk-wimp.sourceforge.net/screenshots/gfx/Gimp-WinXP.png

Microsoft products (Office 2003, WMP 10, etc) look far more out of place than GTK+.

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Unfortunately the Win32 port is horribly maintained. There are serious bugs that cause major usability headaches that have been there for over two years and haven't been fixed.

As much as I would like to be able to use this toolkit on Windows, I simply can't take it seriously after having written a few Windows apps in it. It's simply too buggy. And major headache bugs go for a year or two with no attention.

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