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reply DBLoke <DBloke Nowhere.eu> writes:
Is DWT now dead?
Feb 23 2007
next sibling parent Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
DBLoke wrote:
 Is DWT now dead?

It's resting. It's just pining for the fjords. It's going to "voom" any minute now. (actually I have no idea! but I seem to recall it's pending improvements to something called tioport. http://dsource.org/projects/tioport) --bb
Feb 23 2007
prev sibling parent reply Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
DBLoke wrote:
 Is DWT now dead?

Pretty much. Though the FLTK conversion sounded promising.
Feb 23 2007
parent reply John Reimer <terminal.node gmail.com> writes:
On Fri, 23 Feb 2007 09:17:42 -0800, Sean Kelly wrote:

 DBLoke wrote:
 Is DWT now dead?

Pretty much. Though the FLTK conversion sounded promising.

Huh? The original DWT is pretty much dead... but not the one Frank Benoit is working on in parallel with his Java->D translator. It seems that quite a bit of progress has been going on there. Just check out the tioport project at dsource.org to see the almost complete conversion of SWT Linux for D. I believe there was also interest in using this project for a new port of SWT on Win32. Although, I believe that port needs several volunteers to succeed. -JJR
Feb 23 2007
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QW5kZXJzIEYgQmrDtnJrbHVuZA==?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
John Reimer wrote:

 The original DWT is pretty much dead... but not the one Frank Benoit is
 working on in parallel with his Java->D translator.  It seems that quite a
 bit of progress has been going on there.  Just check out the tioport
 project at dsource.org to see the almost complete conversion of SWT Linux
 for D.

So will Tioport now replace DWT, as the standard GUI library for DMD ? (the goals of the two projects look similar enough, port SWT over to D)
 I believe there was also interest in using this project for a new port of
 SWT on Win32.  Although, I believe that port needs several volunteers to
 succeed.

The D port of SWT on Carbon (for Mac OS X) also needs some volunteers. There was some work started on the original DWT, should be in SVN... ? --anders
Feb 24 2007
parent Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
Anders F Björklund wrote:

 John Reimer wrote:
 
 The original DWT is pretty much dead... but not the one Frank Benoit is
 working on in parallel with his Java->D translator.  It seems that quite
 a
 bit of progress has been going on there.  Just check out the tioport
 project at dsource.org to see the almost complete conversion of SWT Linux
 for D.

So will Tioport now replace DWT, as the standard GUI library for DMD ? (the goals of the two projects look similar enough, port SWT over to D)

I have a feeling that the goal of a standard GUI (at least by the route followed by DWT) is moot. I think a GUI library only can be standard now by it becoming so popular that everyone use it. D and Java are so different in how they operate, that a big standard GUI library will be very far from what is wanted/needed in many D projects.
 
 I believe there was also interest in using this project for a new port of
 SWT on Win32.  Although, I believe that port needs several volunteers to
 succeed.

The D port of SWT on Carbon (for Mac OS X) also needs some volunteers. There was some work started on the original DWT, should be in SVN... ?

I believe the effort in question, is to port the JNI wrappers to D, as it is very difficult (or impossible?) to do it automatically. The part of SWT above this level is more or less platform independent. -- Lars Ivar Igesund blog at http://larsivi.net DSource, #d.tango & #D: larsivi Dancing the Tango
Feb 24 2007