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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Wrawrat
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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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melgross Member since:
2005-08-12

Yuck, it looks almost exactly like a Windows app.

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

Yeah, sure, dude. Wake me up when GTK+ apps use native Windows dialogs. When the buttons - even with the oh-so-great Wimp theme - are sized like normal Windows buttons. And, finally, when widgets GTK+ don't REDRAW THEMSELVES AT 1 Hz RATE. Seriously, I was able to reliably make a screenshot of a Gaim or Gimp window in the process of redraw. Just how much slower can it get?

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Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

These look out of place?

Completely! They're way too intuitive and user friendly.

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Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

I should have said they are. There is more than look in "Look & Feel". But talking of look, Inkscape uses many GNOME icons and GIMP uses GNOME's button order. Other than widgets, GIMP doesn't look like any other Win32 app. That said, it doesn't look like any other GTK or QT app...

If you stop your comparison at screenshots, then you can conclude they look similar. But use the applications for a while and it's clear that they don't feel at home under Win32. WIMP cannot help this.

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