[Haskell-cafe] Which windowing toolkit to use?
Alberto G. Corona
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Wed Jun 17 06:32:21 EDT 2009
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2009/6/17 Patai Gergely <patai_gergely at fastmail.fm>
> Hi all,
> I intend to start coding the UI of the heap profiling toolkit I'm
> working on  soon. I'd be happy to get some advice on choosing the
> right windowing toolkit for this task. The main requirements are:
> - portability and native look & feel if possible
> - easy to distribute executables under Windows
> - relatively slow code rot
> - sane interface that doesn't need wild workarounds even if what I'm
> doing is not trivial or elementary
> - trouble-free source installation in case someone wants to contribute
> As I see, at the moment there's no serious alternative besides GTK and
> wx, so my question is which do you think is better suited to this task?
> I have absolutely no development experience with GTK, and while I used a
> bit of wx in the past (in C++), I'm not really familiar with it either,
> especially not the Haskell bindings. I noticed that installing the wx
> binding with user rights doesn't seem to work directly from hackage
> (doesn't pass --user to ghc-pkg?), but it looks like a problem that can
> be solved with some hand editing. I'm a bit more afraid of setting up a
> development environment under Windows; is there any major pain involved
> with either of these libraries if I use MinGW?
> And how about their interface? Is there any significant difference? I'd
> especially like to hear the opinion of someone who's reasonably familiar
> with both.
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