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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umm, but isn't OS X way prettier than GTK?
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 04:19 UTC

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OK, I use both Linux and Mac OS X, but I thought it was generally agreed that OS X widgets and screens are far more graphically sophisticated (drop shadows for windows, for instance) than GTK apps. So isn't this a step BACKWARD for that platform?

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2005-07-06

The toolkit doens't have anything to do with the dropshadows, that's done by the windowing system. If you look at the screenshots, the GTK windows do have dropshadows: http://people.imendio.com/mitch/screenshots/gimp-on-os-x.png

As for "more graphically sophisticated", I'm not sure what that means, but Cairo gives you features comparable to Quartz.

So isn't this a step BACKWARD for that platform?

You don't have to use it, but GTK opens the door to making more native-looking ports of Free Software. For whatever reason, there doesn't seem to be a lot of native Free Software.

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"You don't have to use it, but GTK opens the door to making more native-looking ports of Free Software."

wxWidgets does a far better job at that than GTK does. On Win32 GTK does not look native even with Wimp, and some controls do not exhibit native behavior either.

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