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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RE: Re: RE
by kaiwai on Fri 7th Oct 2005 04:25 UTC in reply to "Re: RE"
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They did, but Apple threatened them, and it was removed from popular theme sites, but I'm sure you can still find it.

What a load of codswallop - GNOME and KDE theme sites till host Aqua inspired themes for their respective desktops.

Apple got in a tizzy by the fact that people were copying native icons and making them available free of charge for other platforms, and also including the use of trademarks such as the Apple logo and so forth - I see nothing wrong in what Apple did; its no different to, say, Adobe turning around suing people for copying fonts out of their Studio CS and making them available for download free of charge.

Oh, and back to the issue; they don't need to bundle the icons with the source distribution; it would simply be a matter of setting up some macros in the configure script so that when it detects MacOS X, it uses the icons that are native on the machine, thus not requiring any copying.

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RE[2]: Re: RE
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 07:38 in reply to "RE: Re: RE"
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Oh, and back to the issue; they don't need to bundle the icons with the source distribution; it would simply be a matter of setting up some macros in the configure script so that when it detects MacOS X, it uses the icons that are native on the machine, thus not requiring any copying.

Even easier than that, instead of using GTK controls/widgets functions, use the native OS-X controls, with a thin GTK emulation layer on top of them.

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RE[3]: Re: RE
by kaiwai on Fri 7th Oct 2005 08:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Re: RE"
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true; but then again, I think there are some widgets that aren't available on MacOS X because of HIG issues (a Mac/*NIX guru will be able to point them out).

I'm sure they'll find a solution, but I think the more important thing is getting GTK working, then worry about tweaking and beautifying it later on.

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RE[3]: Re: RE
by BryanFeeney on Fri 7th Oct 2005 11:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Re: RE"
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2005-07-06

The problem there is that GTK offers features that either aren't available in Aqua, or else don't map directly to Aqua features. Any application that uses GTK extensively (especially one that features custom widgets) wouldn't work, and unfortunately that's the majority of the "killer" GTK apps out there.

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