rjshaw at netspace.net.au
Thu Jan 28 15:53:11 PST 2010
Glynn Clements wrote:
> Russell Shaw wrote:
>> Forget widget toolkits. They're totally lame wrappers that hide
>> all the useful functionality from you, run like a waterlogged
>> sheep, and otherwise assume you don't want to get anything really
>> nontrivial running this month.
> On the contrary, using bare Xlib you would be hard pressed to write
> even a trivial application within a month unless you're willing to
> give up a lot of features which many people would take for granted
> (e.g. configuration, support for multiple locales, interoperability
> with other applications, etc).
> As with many things, being different is automatically a loss, so you
> have to do better on the other aspects just to break even.
One can make their own widget libraries based on Xlib, then write apps
using the libraries. Nothing hard about that ("hard" is relative;)
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