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#1 2010-09-07 03:49:09

someone
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Cross platform widget library

Just wondering, are you still continuing with the project to port the GUI to wxWidgets? Have you considered other cross platform toolkits such as QT?

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#2 2010-09-07 04:45:24

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Re: Cross platform widget library

we have considered qt but i can never bring myself to download 1000MB of files and I am disinclined to checkin 100MB of static libs. wx is a better choice anyway since it seems to be just a portable object oriented wrapper over win32 which is more enjoyable for windows programmers who do most of the work on desmume.

wx development is subject to the whims of the people who are interested in working on it. right now theyre not very interested. it may be allowed to progress if anyone will actually do any work on it.

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#3 2014-02-09 20:22:38

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Re: Cross platform widget library

On 2010, ok! But and now (2014), the gtk3 is not that good, the cocoa and windows UI is more job. Is the Qt5 more viable now? I mean, keep 3 UIs instead of 1, seems hard to me; and the download speed is faster now (it's still around 1gb -_- ).

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#4 2014-02-09 21:38:19

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Re: Cross platform widget library

Keeping 1 UI would be easier than 3. But there are some additional considerations
1. Making the 1 UI to begin with is way more work than anyone is going to bother with.
2. I have no interest in or time for learning QT

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#5 2014-02-09 23:05:52

ff11
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Re: Cross platform widget library

Good points. Without interest, it have no use for sure.
But I advise you to learn Qt even if you never use it. Because is very powerful, and maybe useful for one of your future projects.

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#6 2014-02-10 00:32:20

zeromus
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Re: Cross platform widget library

no, i use c# and winforms for my future projects. thanks for the advice... i agree, QT is a good choice, for people who care about other platforms. but i don't. Nevertheless, with the advent of windows 8 and microsoft's slow suicide, I am slowly beginning to get myself acquainted with the idea that at some point we might enter a post-windows world.

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#7 2014-02-10 02:07:39

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Re: Cross platform widget library

If that day comes, you will like Qt. And not just because of GUI, but for Slot and Signals (for easy events dev), Qt Linguist (for easy internationalization), Qt XML, Qt Threading, Qt Networking and many more (even if you don't use the Qt GUI). It's one of my favorite cpp APIs, along with the Boost C++ Libraries.
Well, I don't know my future customers, so I'm happy for Qt and Boost C++ Libraries bring a bit the ease way of C# and Java to the cpp.

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