[Haskell-cafe] Windows Haskell GUI
dagit at eecs.oregonstate.edu
Wed Jul 5 20:51:32 EDT 2006
On 7/5/06, Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 16:06 -0700, Jason Dagit wrote:
> > I can't help with gtk2hs as I haven't tried it yet, but I hear the dev
> > community is much more alive and very helpful. My main concerns with
> > gtk2hs were 1) I need a native look 'n feel
> This is a common misconception. Gtk+ uses the windows native theming
> dlls so look pretty good. See some of our screen shots:
> If you do find any places where it doesn't match the native theme then
> please report them in the Gtk+ bugzilla.
What about file dialogs? Perhaps it's just GIMP but I thought it was
all gtk programs that used the really out-of-place file dialogs on
windows (I think gaim uses the same ones). I looked at some of your
screenshots. Looks better overall than I remembered.
> > 2) ease of distribution with my application.
> Is there something specific we could improve here?
I haven't tried this myself; I was going by word of mouth. The
testimonial appears here:
> Note that if you're building a standalone app then you can just bundle
> all the Gtk+ .dll files in your apps install directory and it'll work
> fine. So there's no need to have users install Gtk+ separately, you can
> include all the stuff into one installer.
Ah, that's good to know. I may not be using haskell on my project
after all :( but I'll keep this in mind for future oppurtunities.
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