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[Caml-list] OCaml on Windows please advise
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Date: 2002-11-09 (07:14)
From: Sven Luther <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on Windows please advise
On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 04:21:32AM +0300, malc wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Eric Mangold wrote:
> > malc wrote:
> > 
> > >Btw. i advice everyone to stay as far away of GTK+ as possible.
> > >  
> > >
> > Why?
> My personal hatered aside, its slow(sluggish if you wish), has terrible 
> keyboad/focus problems. And on Windows all the problems feel ten times
> worse (Modal dialogs anyone? Underlining? Etc etc) Another point is that
> under Windows you have to either live with multimegabyte executables or 
> redistribute gtk dlls, cause virtually no one has them installed. 
> Certainly not my idea of fun.

I think it is ok to redistribute the gtk dlls, but then i suppose you
use lablgtk, and it would be the responsaibility of the lablgtk dlls to
also include the gtk dlls.

All the more reason to have propper binary only windows packaging system
for ocaml.

> Perhaps some of the shortcomings are fixed with 2.x, but i doubt it,
> after poking at the sorces a while back it felt horribly misdesigned, 
> but i wont elaborate on this.

What about using ocamlsdl for interface ?

> P.S. But it has all those themes and looks so lovely at times, well duh
> id rather live without them.



Sven Luther
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