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reply Pragma <ericanderton yahoo.removeme.com> writes:
Does anyone have any news or information about the current state of DWT? 
  It doesn't seem to have moved forward very far, and last I checked, 
there were sizable chunks of it unimplemented.

I'm shopping around for D-compatible windowing toolkits, and so far DFL 
is the only one that seems to be close to complete.  I'd love to have 
something that's portable outside of Win32, and MinWin seemed to fit the 
bill here - but Ben's site looks like it's down.  WxD has a restrictive 
license, and as was mentioned earlier, Harmonia is out for the count as 
well.

Alternately, I may have to resort to looking at (*gulp*) C API for this 
instead. :(

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- EricAnderton at yahoo
Oct 02 2006
next sibling parent reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
Pragma wrote:

 ... WxD has a restrictive license  ...

Out of curiousity, what in the wxWidgets license is stopping you from using wxD in your project ? --anders
Oct 02 2006
parent reply pragma <ericanderton yahoo.com> writes:
Anders F Björklund wrote:
 Pragma wrote:
 
 ... WxD has a restrictive license  ...

Out of curiousity, what in the wxWidgets license is stopping you from using wxD in your project ? --anders

Anders, thanks for the reality check. My sincerest apologies if that looked at all like FUD - I've used WxWindows before, so I'm actually quite happy that you took the time to bring it over to D. I looked into wxWindows a very long time ago, and was convinced that it was strictly LGPL licensed. I now understand that it has an exception that makes the license non-viral enough for static linking to a proprietary or even a project under a completely different license*. The verbiage on the wxd site clears this up considerably (thanks). That is, unless I'm completely mistaken? :) (* IMO, this could be clearer in the license text with some qualifying statements in the "WxWindows License", but I have been known to be rather dense when it comes to legalese.)
Oct 02 2006
parent =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
pragma wrote:

 Anders, thanks for the reality check.  My sincerest apologies if that 
 looked at all like FUD - I've used WxWindows before, so I'm actually 
 quite happy that you took the time to bring it over to D.

No problem, glad we cleared that up. There are other problems with wxD and wxWidgets, but the license shouldn't be in the way I hope. Some examples might be under the GPL, but that's explicitly stated. (i.e. only applies to those applications, and not to the library) --anders
Oct 02 2006
prev sibling parent KlausO <oberhofer users.sf.net> writes:
Pragma schrieb:
 Does anyone have any news or information about the current state of DWT? 
  It doesn't seem to have moved forward very far, and last I checked, 
 there were sizable chunks of it unimplemented.
 

We recently had a discussion regarding DWT in the poseidon forum (see http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1900). But, I don't know if Kuan Hsu is trying to reach Shawn and/or Brad to enable him to merge his updated DWT into the trunk. Greets Klaus
Oct 05 2006