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Re^2: GUI Toolkit

by Tux (Canon)
on Jun 29, 2010 at 10:37 UTC ( #847090=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: GUI Toolkit
in thread GUI Toolkit

A plus from me too. Besides the fact that Tk is seen by many as ugly, I see very little shortcomings.

Tk is actively maintained and builds on most OS's out of the box, including HP-UX, AIX, and Windows with Strawberry perl.

The documentation is complete, and almost all fuctionality is available. It is very hard to make thing like rotated text on a Canvas, but if that is what you need, you might find some more luck in using Tk::RotCanvas or Tk::Zinc.

After installing Tk, there is a demonstration script called widget, from which you can cut-and-paste code to get started.

I found it very very hard to create a working anvironment on AIX and/or HP-UX to get Wx running, and I also dislike the immensely complicated (but complete) documentation for Wx. It just takes too much time and coding to get started, and if GUI programming is not a daily job, it is hard to remember all the ins and outs for Wx.

Relatively new is Tkx, which looks very promising. As I already am very comfortable with Tk, I didn't really look into it yet.

Playing directly with X11 modules is only for the masochists.

Glib plus Gtk2 might be an option if you are on linux.

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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