Low-overhead GUI toolkit for Linux w/o X11?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Sun Nov 4 03:03:39 CET 2007

On 2007-11-04, Bjoern Schliessmann <usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at spamgourmet.com> wrote:
> Grant Edwards wrote:
>> Yes, it's "modern" enough to run Linux/X11 -- horsepower-wise
>> it's sort of in the PDA class of devices.  wxWidgets has been
>> tried, but it's pretty sluggish. Hence the search for something
>> a littler lighter weight. 
> Erm, wxWidgets is implemented in C++

Are you saying C++ software can't be large and slow?

> and wxPython is just a wrapper.

Yes, I know.  If we though Python was the problem, I wouldn't
be asking about other toolkits that had Python bindings.

> I don't think the "sluggishness" comes from wxWidgets.

wxWidgets and GTK+ are both pretty large, and X11 is huge.

> PyQt and PySDL are AFAIK not much "less weight".

They don't use X11.  That's a _lot_ "less weight".


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