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Re: GUI Toolkit

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 30, 2010 at 15:33 UTC ( #847349=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to GUI Toolkit

My advice is to go with GTK. Some reasons (in no particular order) are:

  • it's simple enough (though probably not as simple as Tk)
  • it's written in C (wx and Qt are C++, Tk is Tcl I believe)
  • it's cross-platform (though not sure how the new Mac OS X Quartz port is coming along -- you may still have to use X11 on OS X for a while yet if you want to run on OS X)
  • it's the standard toolkit for Gnome (as Qt is for KDE and also for future Nokia MeeGo-based smartphones)
  • lots of apps use it
  • it seems to be the most popular choice among Perlers (though, maybe neck-and-neck with Tk), so you should be able to get enough help from the community if necessary
  • the Perl bindings look pretty well-maintained
  • GTK GUI's look nice enough (I'm not a proponent of trying to make your GUI look native on every platform)
  • good licensing (LGPL)

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