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reply John Demme <me teqdruid.com> writes:
Is anyone using DWT for anything big (or medium)?  On Linux?  Is it ready
for the big time?

Thanks
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~John Demme
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Jul 04 2006
parent reply John Reimer <terminal.node gmail.com> writes:
John Demme wrote:
 Is anyone using DWT for anything big (or medium)?  On Linux?  Is it ready
 for the big time?
 
 Thanks

Not without more people supporting the development and having interest in cross-platform versions. It seems people have been excited about the windows version, and it gets some use. But people are all too eager to use the library, and yet loathe to help support the internals or maintain the source. I don't think one or two people is even close to being sufficient to keep a DWT port going. It needs a whole group of highly motivated individuals (which doesn't appear to exist). I don't mean to be pessimistic, but DWT is a non-trivial framework and requires constant maintenance or it will get out of date in no time as the DMD compiler improves. :( -JJR
Jul 04 2006
parent Don Clugston <dac nospam.com.au> writes:
John Reimer wrote:
 John Demme wrote:
 Is anyone using DWT for anything big (or medium)?  On Linux?  Is it ready
 for the big time?

 Thanks

Not without more people supporting the development and having interest in cross-platform versions. It seems people have been excited about the windows version, and it gets some use. But people are all too eager to use the library, and yet loathe to help support the internals or maintain the source. I don't think one or two people is even close to being sufficient to keep a DWT port going. It needs a whole group of highly motivated individuals (which doesn't appear to exist).

I think it's unlikely that anyone from a non-Java background is likely to get excited about it. IMHO, a clear winner has not yet emerged. In the GUI survey, both DUI and Harmonia seemed to generate more enthusiasm than DWT. It seems to me, that although it's easier to port an existing framework than create one from scratch, it's easier to get motivated about a D-specific framework.
 I don't mean to be pessimistic, but DWT is a non-trivial framework and 
 requires constant maintenance or it will get out of date in no time as 
 the DMD compiler improves.
 
 :(
 
 -JJR

Jul 04 2006