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reply "JN" <666total wp.pl> writes:
DWT vs GtkD

Wiki (http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?GuiLibraries) claims
they are both "mature and ready to be used". How true is that?

As for my requirements - I'd like my app to run under Windows and
Linux, also it would be great if it was compilable under GDC. D2 
of course.

I am deciding between these too at the moment and would like some
opinions. Mostly which one is more mature and whether there are
some important components that were dropped during the porting
process.
Nov 17 2012
parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2012-11-17 18:55, JN wrote:
 DWT vs GtkD

 Wiki (http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?GuiLibraries) claims
 they are both "mature and ready to be used". How true is that?

 As for my requirements - I'd like my app to run under Windows and
 Linux, also it would be great if it was compilable under GDC. D2 of course.

 I am deciding between these too at the moment and would like some
 opinions. Mostly which one is more mature and whether there are
 some important components that were dropped during the porting
 process.

One big difference is that SWT is native and GTK+ uses its own drawing operations. DWT is a port of SWT to D, GtkD is just bindings (+ wrappers) to GTK+. That means that the end users will have to have GTK+ installed on Windows. I don't know if DWT works with GDC, it was quite a long time since I used GDC. If you have any problems I'm willing to help you. One thing that was dropped from DWT in the porting progress was the (web) browser package. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Nov 18 2012