Cross-platform GUI development
kw at codebykevin.com
Sat Oct 13 15:27:40 CEST 2007
David Tremouilles wrote:
> No issue with pygtk on mac!
> Actually I develop on this platform everyday. Macport take care of the
> installation for me http://www.macports.org/ (Fink should do the work
> Of course native GTK on OSX could be nice but definitely not needed at
> this point in time.
"Native" Gtk on the Mac still isn't really native. I tried a "native"
build of Wireshark and was very disappointed. Yes, it uses Quartz/Aqua
instead of X to draw Windows, but it completely ignores other Aqua
interface conventions--the menu is still attached to each window instead
of at the top of the screen, buttons aren't Aqua buttons, and so on.
Based on what I've seen, I don't think Gtk is really viable as a native
Mac development environment; it looks as weird as Fltk, which also uses
Aqua windowing but which also draws its own widgets and puts the menubar
on each window.
Tk does much better; while it's not very pretty, menubars are in the
correct place and buttons work correctly.
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