Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 18:54 UTC
GTK+ The GIMP toolkit (GTK+) matures to include yet another platform. This project aims to bring native GTK+ support to the Apple Mac OS X platform. The basic implementation is sponsored by Imendio AB and the work so far has been done by Anders Carlsson (of Imendio).
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GTK+ for Win32
by on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 19:50 UTC

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Maybe they should first improve the GTK+ version for Win32 as it's still hardly native on that platform with all its odd behaviors, while Mac has much a smaller audience.

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RE: GTK+ for Win32
by dylansmrjones on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 20:51 in reply to "GTK+ for Win32"
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2005-10-02

GTK+ on Win32 behaves pretty well. I wouldn't call it native, because it is not native, but it still behaves quite well.

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RE[2]: GTK+ for Win32
by on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 20:58 in reply to "RE: GTK+ for Win32"
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But Gtk on Win32 is good only to run existing Gtk on Linux applications. As a developer, I would never use Gtk to write a Win32 only application, while I would do it with Qt or WxWidgets.
No matter how they call it a "crossplatform" toolkit. The truth is that Gtk is a (good) Linux-only toolkit which happen to run (bad) on other platforms.

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RE[2]: GTK+ for Win32
by Wrawrat on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 21:36 in reply to "RE: GTK+ for Win32"
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2005-06-30

Define "pretty well". To me, its look and feel is foreign (even with Wimp; you got the inversed button order, the GNOME file dialog... with the latest version I tried (2.6.8), anyway) and it got the sluggish redraw time. Hardly what I would call "pretty well".

To me, it looks like more a port than a supported platform. I hope the OS X port is going to get a better treatement (which I do not doubt since this platform got more respect and less hatred than Win32).

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RE[2]: GTK+ for Win32
by on Thu 24th Nov 2005 01:20 in reply to "GTK+ for Win32"
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Probably you could donate your time, instead of complaining about.

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RE[3]: GTK+ for Win32
by Soulbender on Thu 24th Nov 2005 07:02 in reply to "GTK+ for Win32"
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2005-08-18

Maybe they use OSX and couldnt care less about Win32?

Edited 2005-11-24 07:02

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RE: GTK+ for Win32
by on Thu 24th Nov 2005 13:44 in reply to "GTK+ for Win32"
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A common mistake in things like "maybe they should first..." suggestions is that the people that (in this particular case) develop the MacOSX port of GTK+ most likely have different skills than the people porting GTK+ to Win32. So by developing the MacOSX port they aren't "hurting" the Win32 port development and they probably couldn't help the Gtk+-Win32 team anyway.

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