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From: Sven Luther <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] mlgtk
On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 04:52:53PM -0500, SONGSU YUN wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi
> I recently started using OCAML and so far I like it,
> I think it deserves more attention than what it is getting now.
> I have a question about mlgtk.
> First, it seems that there's no more development activities going on.
> Is that the case ?

Well, yes, i think nor i, nor the two other authors are using it
anymore. Simply i have no more time for it, so sadly i can no more do
developpment for it. I still maintain the debian package of it, so it
will ever build with the latest ocaml, but no more.

> I prefer mlgtk to lablgtk since it is easier to use, easier to understand
> and generates more compact code(at least on AIX system).

Nice to see that you still use it, i thought nobody used it anymore.

> So, I'd like to see more activities on mlgtk.

It is GPLed code, feel free to work on it yourself. I think Pascal Cuoq
has access to the CVS repository, but we can migrate it to a
savannah/sourceforge project or something such.

> The other question is about reference counting.
> I looked at lablgtk source and saw that it implemented reference counting,
> but I cound not find any reference counting code in mlgtk.
> If it is not, is it because the developers decided that it was not
> necessary or it just wasn't implemented ?

Don't know about this one, i was not the primary author, just used it
and added the functions i needed, and tried to work some on auto
generation using the begining of the c2caml C header parsing tool which
i hopped would generate me at least part of the bindings from the gtk+ C
headers.

Friendly,

Sven Luther
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