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From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Does LablTk have a future?
On Tuesday 30 August 2005 16:47, David MENTRE wrote:
> 2005/8/30, Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com>:
> > Why do you think that?
>
> Hmm. I thought that making postscript or pdf output of an OpenGL
> document is difficult, but apparently I'm wrong.

Yes, generating PS from OpenGL is very easy (I've done a lot of work on this 
for Presenta, of course).

> > Yes but we gain the ability to have a better interface on all platforms.
>
> Well, "better" is rather subjective. And not having the native
> interface means that people will say "oh, look, this is a non-standard
> OCaml program" instead on looking at the application itself.

True. I think this is the lesser of evils though.

> That's said, if we can have a nice (to be defined ;-) OCaml GUI
> toolkit, cross-platform and well documented, we a minimal set of tools
> to help design interfaces, I would seriously consider its use.

Absolutely. Me too.

> > Also, we'd need the library to be free for commercial use.
>
> I'm usually a proponent of GPL but for such a toolkit, I wouldn't mind
> a LGPL or BSD-like license.

If it is OCaml then it will have to be statically compiled in, so you'd need 
that LGPL get-out clause.

> I have created a Google group to discuss this:
> Homepage:  	   	http://groups.google.com/group/ocaml-gui
> Group email: 	  	ocaml-gui@googlegroups.com
> Description: 	  	Mailing list to discuss design and development of a
> cross-platform Graphic User Interface for the OCaml language

I'll cross post this message...

-- 
Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
Objective CAML for Scientists
http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/ocaml_for_scientists