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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RE[2]: GTK+ for Win32
by on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 20:58 UTC 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[3]: GTK+ for Win32
by dylansmrjones on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 21:46 in reply to "RE[2]: GTK+ for Win32"
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2005-10-02

That might be.

However, for Windows applications I prefer to stick to native Win API everywhere (though wxWidgets is quite good too - but it also looks and behaves as native widgets).

GTK+ is cross platform, in the sense it works on several platforms.

The downside is it can feel slightly alien (I think the word is) to the platform it's running on.

But GTK+ isn't only good for Linux-applications. I personally prefer to use a native tool kit, no matter the platform.

FLTK or Fox Tool Kit are other good options.

I still think GTK+ is good also on the Windows platform, but it doesn't feel native as such. But then again.. it isn't native on the Win32 platform.

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RE[4]: GTK+ for Win32
by on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 22:46 in reply to "RE[3]: GTK+ for Win32"
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> GTK+ is cross platform, in the sense it works on several platforms.

What other definitions of 'cross platform' do you have in your lexicon?

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RE[3]: GTK+ for Win32
by chekr on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 21:57 in reply to "RE[2]: GTK+ for Win32"
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2005-11-05

"The truth is that Gtk is a (good) Linux-only toolkit which happen to run (bad) on other platforms."

I think you would mean Linux and Unix here, forgive me if i'm wrong but last I checked there were first rate platforms like FreeBSD and Solaris which were chugging along quite happily with GTK...

GTK is not written for Linux, it is written for X Windows.

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RE[4]: GTK+ for Win32
by on Thu 24th Nov 2005 01:23 in reply to "RE[2]: GTK+ for Win32"
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Well, wxWidget is pretty weird, and the api sucks, really. I don't think you could compare Gtk+ to wxWidget, because on the funcionality side, there is no point for comparation.

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RE[5]: GTK+ for Win32
by Soulbender on Thu 24th Nov 2005 07:05 in reply to "RE[2]: GTK+ for Win32"
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2005-08-18

"The truth is that Gtk is a (good) Linux-only toolkit which happen to run (bad) on other platforms."

no, the truth is that Gtk is a cross-platform toolkit primarily aimed at X-windows.

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