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Does LablTk have a future?
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Date: 2005-08-30 (15:47)
From: David MENTRE <david.mentre@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Does LablTk have a future?

2005/8/30, Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com>:
> > [me]
> > Because printing and PDF rendering is not easy.
> 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.

> > And because you loose
> > the ability to have native interface on all paltforms (Gnome, KDE,
> > Windows 2k, Windows XP, MacOS X, ...).
> 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.

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.

> 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.

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