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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Please don't let GTK+ do drawing
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 07:51 UTC

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Or it will be as useless on OS X as on Windows. I'm sure most of GTK+ features can be implemented using native OS X and Windows controls and dialogs, so that GTK+ would in effect become some kind of binding to MFC (or whatever Windows uses now?) and Cocoa. That way it wouldn't look foreign and would redraw with the normal rate for native controls. So far, looking at Gimp screenshots in OS X, I can see that GTK+ does drawing itself, even if without X Window. That's not a proper way to do it.

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>>would in effect become some kind of binding to MFC (or whatever Windows uses now?)

Windows (32bit) always has and still uses win32, MFC is an abstraction on win32 to make programming easier, same for winforms. Wimp draws to windows using win32, there will probably be something like Wimp for MacOSX in the near future.
I donít know why people still bitch about GTK+ apps on windows, with Wimp I find they are sufficiently native. If thatís not sufficient for you, think about this, is it usual for all window apps to look the same?

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