Re: Free(real Free) GUI toolkits
David Ross <drossruby <at> yahoo.com>
2004-08-01 01:27:06 GMT
> I hate myself for asking this question:
> But what is so wrong with the LGPL in an object
> oriented GUI toolkit
> where you can create commercial X widgets without
> any problems for any
> purpose. I'm speaking about GTK/FOX/FLTK/TK here.
LGPL has strings, if you don't believe me, reread the
license. Look at the clauses about distributing
non-source binary applications. Then take a really
good look at the clauses in wx and FOX (LGPL and the
wx license) about binary objects(*note: binary objects
are *NOT* binary executables). Thank you for your
> I believe that the world really don't need another
> toolkit, with a lot
> of common widgets still missing. Widget creation is
> also not very
> difficult in any toolkit (TK may be an exception).
This toolkit is more flexible than FOX or
wxWidgets(wxWindows) will ever be. WS was designed for
embedded systems, I am glad that the design works on
nix and windows.
I am glad to use WS now, it has proved more worthy
than FOX,GTK, and Wx. Big deal it lacks the more
common widgets you would find in GTK, or even Qt.
Hopefully, people will support this better toolkit.