[Haskell-beginners] Re: Selecting a GUI toolkit

Heinrich Apfelmus apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Thu Apr 30 04:00:08 EDT 2009

Felipe Lessa wrote:
> Daniel Carrera wrote:
>> I think I read somewhere that Gtk2Hs is the more active project, so it
>> might be more mature. On the other hand, Gtk kinda sucks on Mac OS X. I
>> hate how Gimp or GnuCash look when I run them on OS X. On Windows Gtk
>> runs fine except that the file browser looks out of place.
> Although I don't have access to a Mac, people usually don't like
> Gtk there.  But there seems to be a native port somewhere that is
> going to be merged into Gtk+ someday :).

I think the "native" refers not to the GUI appearance but to the feature
that you don't need an X server to run a Gtk application anymore.

> Now, good support today for Mac OS X would be my only reason to
> go through the wxWindows route.  I use Gtk+ because back in the
> days that I tried wxWindows, it had a terrible appearence when
> using Gtk as a backend, but probably things improved since then.

WxWindows on Mac OS X doesn't really look great either, I'm afraid.



More information about the Beginners mailing list