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From: Eray Ozkural <exa@k...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Tcl/Tk and RH 9
Two points:
1. tcl/tk isn't obsolete
2. gtk isn't that great

On Saturday 09 August 2003 19:59, Matt Gushee wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 02:33:41AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> > Just a comment: I have just installed RedHat 9 on my box.
> > Tcl/Tk is no longer a standard package, which is as it should be,
> > its an old, archaic system which no longer deserves any support.
> >
> > Unfortunately LablTk needs it, and some Caml tools use it.
> > OCamlBrowser being one.
> >
> > Time to move to Gtk? Alternatively, a simple GUI which can
> > use either? Or even Windows or Mac style Guis?
>
> That might make sense. Didn't Nicolas Canass (sp?) say his Osiris
> project was going to be ported to non-Windows platforms? I wonder
> how that's coming along?
>
> Other options that might be worth looking at are wxWindows and FoX;
> both, however, need libraries that are not standard on any platform.
>
> I would guess, though, that the political issues may be harder than
> the technical ones. People in the Python community have been saying
> for at least four years that something other than Tkinter should be
> the standard GUI toolkit--yet Python still ships with Tkinter.
> Maybe because everybody hates it equally (except for a few weirdos
> like me who actually *like* it).

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