A little bit else I would like to discuss

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Thu Feb 12 21:24:33 CET 2009


Philip Semanchuk wrote:
> 
> On Feb 12, 2009, at 3:04 PM, azrael wrote:
> 
>> Why will Microsoft's products kick the ass of open source. Because
>> anyone does what he wants. Let's say There are 5 GUI libraries
>> competing against each other. Think about it what could these 5 teams
>> acomplish if they would work together. Or maybe a framework for RAD
>> GUI devbelopment. after 10 years of python, there is still not one
>> application for GUI Building that can beat Visual Studio.
> 
> Let me know when Visual Studio tries to address building GUIs for 
> Windows, OS X, Gnome, and KDE. Until then, you're comparing apples to 
> oranges, or chalk and cheese if you're from that part of the world.

While your point is obviously good, it only applies if you
even care about building for OS X, Gnome etc. If all you
want is build on Windows (or Gnome or KDE or whatever) then
the cross-platformness of any proposed toolkit is worthless
and may even be a drawback if it reduces its functionality
to a lowest common denominator.

I have nothing really to say about GUI-building whatsits in
general; I don't have cause to use them myself so I simply
stand back and let their proponents fight it out. I just
wanted to point out that playing the cross-platform card
does not mean the game is over.

TJG



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