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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In my experience wx apps look fairly broken in either environment.

Bear in mind that on linux the most widespread wxGTK libs are still tied to gtk1.x (no aliasing, no modern themes, no nothing), because wxGTK2 is still very buggy.

Besides, wx apps for the sake of "same code everywhere" do not use most of the things that make a gtk2 app good: no sizers (fixed size app, just like your average VB6 app), no native fileselector, dropdown and combos custom made and very strange, etc.

I use aMule (for example), but it is absolutely ugly.

Not to mention that writing an app in python+gtk is a lot easier.

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Emerson Member since:
2005-09-19

"In my experience wx apps look fairly broken in either environment."

It sounds like most of your experience is with rather dated builds. I use both Debian unstable and suse, and haven't seen a gtk1 wx application in quite some time on either. I used to find the gtk2 build buggy, but again, that was ages ago. Though I suppose it's certainly possible that the bugs are there, but I'm not happening to use any of them. And Wx certainly does have sizers now.

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GhePeU Member since:
2005-07-06

Bear in mind that on linux the most widespread wxGTK libs are still tied to gtk1.x (no aliasing, no modern themes, no nothing), because wxGTK2 is still very buggy.

wxGTK 2.6.x (2.6.0 released on April 21st, 2005) has a stable and enabled by default GTK2 support

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"Besides, wx apps for the sake of "same code everywhere" do not use most of the things that make a gtk2 app good: no sizers (fixed size app, just like your average VB6 app), no native fileselector, dropdown and combos custom made and very strange, etc."

I'm not sure where you got that information from. wxWidgets has layout systems similar to Gtk (tables, boxes, etc.), and on Windows will use the native Windows file chooser. On Linux, it will use the Gtk one.

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