[lazarus] GTK or XLib or Whatever

Shane Miller SMiller1 at stvgb.org
Wed Jun 30 14:41:59 EDT 1999

I'm a bit surprised or saddened that this coinversation is stil going on.
I understand it's needed but was hoping everyone would agree to go 
with GTK for now and worry about multi-platform later.

I have a few points that I'd like to make before giving in:

1)  If we use GTK we are multiplatform.  GTK runs under win32 and linux.
2) Can't we write GTK for now and seperate it as needed later?  Would this
be so tough?

OK, now besides those two things how can we continue?  Should we start 
seperating the code?  I would like to continue with GTK but we could
seperate it right away...


>>> "Sergio A. Kessler" <sak at perio.unlp.edu.ar> 06/30 12:45 PM >>>
"Jeff Wormsley" <jwormsley at debitek.com> el día Wed, 30 Jun 1999 13:16:31 
-0400, escribió:

>>Yes, but also WORKABILITY. gtk compiles on Win32 - GNOME doesn't.
>This does assume a higher lever than is actually needed.  A Dialog wrapper 
could call the 60 Gtk lines to do it, the 3 Gnome lines to do it, or however 
many WinAPI lines to do it.   The current approach is to make things with 
Gtk first, then seperate and add things like Qt later.  Personally I think 
this could lead to trouble, as there may be really killer differences in the 
libs that might cause a complete restructuring to accomodate, and that would 
probably mean the first lib that didn't fit wouldn't get done.  If, however, 
the development begins multi-lib, multi-platform, then any pitfalls like 
this get caught a lot earlier, and should guarantee a more flexible and well 
thought out design.

Agreed 100%

(btw, can you press the enter key sometimes :)


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