[Pipet Devel] GUI widget set

Thomas.Sicheritz at molbio.uu.se Thomas.Sicheritz at molbio.uu.se
Mon Dec 7 09:18:08 EST 1998

Konrad Hinsen writes:

 > I used Tk because it was the only reasonable choice when I started
 > my project, and also because it was easier to get started with
 > (more examples etc.). But I also found out about its disadvantages,
 > and I have no problem with trying something else. I don't have much
 > personal experience with GTK yet, but I am impressed by its use
 > in other programs.

I tested Motif :-( and sticked to Tcl/Tk ... most because its very easy to
start and to extend.
But I can imagine testing something else too ... after all the GIMP's basic 
model has some similarities to TULIP - and the GIMP made REALLY progress
.. so why not ? 

 > The most serious issue could be the multiplatform support. Personally
 > I am happy with Unix, but I know that more and more people are forced
 > to use Windows, even if they don't like it. It would be good to know
 > how GTK is going to develop. Does anyone have insider information on this?

I cannot imagine "high throughput sequence analysis" on a Mac or a Windows
platform ... on the other hand, for small lab applications both of them are

Craig Setera (setera at infonet.isl.net) has a port of GTK+GIMP for win95 -
currently needing a X-server for win95, but according to his page this is
      "a stop-gap until the in-progress native port of GTK and the
      GIMP are completed."


So maybe until basic TULIP is running, GTK is allready ported to the
other OS?

c ya

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