[lazarus] GTK or XLib or Whatever
Michael Van Canneyt
michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Wed Jun 30 07:50:16 EDT 1999
On Wed, 30 Jun 1999, Sebastian [iso-8859-1] Günther wrote:
> > > Is this simple enough, in your opinion? :
> > > [snip of pascal code]
> > I was talking about the /gtk/ code (not pascal) vs. the gnome code
> > needed to implement a showMessage() routine (60 lines vs. 3 lines)
> I don't think this is important when you have a component library which
> wraps those internals from you.
> > and in the /long run/, when you have to do DB access, Corba access,
> > media (audio, video, etc) access, desktop access, etc
> > HOW do you do it with Gtk-only approach ? (or Qt-only ?)
> > In the long run, you will =need= Gnome or KDE, no matter what you
> > think, no matter if you like it or not.
> > So _I_ think that going with the full toolkit from the begining
> > will simplify things.
> But it will limit you in a way. BTW:
> - DB access has _nothing_ to do with desktop environments
> - Corba support is only partly dependend on it
> - Media access is usually independent from it
> - Desktop access: Most applications won't need it
> But, the main problem is, that there are at least three different groups
> of people:
> - KDE fans
> - Gnome fans
> - People who won't use any of them
> I think a RAD IDE for FreePascal is _extremely_ important, especially
> under Linux; and if you choose to support *only* KDE *or* Gnome you can
> be sure to have about 2/3 of the people against you.
Amen to that :-)
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