Fwd: [GRASS5] Platform for next generation UI

Sajith VK sajithvk at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 01:05:34 EST 2006

Hello all,

Choice of toolkit for GRASS GUI is not just a technical issue.
There will a lot of developers wishing to develop custom applications
on top of GRASS. I prefer GTK, but someone else may prefer Qt.

I agree that it is practically dificult to develop GUI on both of this
platforms. So one toolkit need to be selected.

But while desiging the GUI, it should be considered that
at a later point of time,  support can be added to the other toolkit too.

On 1/1/06, Trevor Wiens <twiens at interbaun.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 16:05:17 +0000
> Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:
> >
> > It needs to be borne in mind that GRASS doesn't exactly have an glut
> > of developers, so we need to get the most out of those which we have.
> >
> I totally agree with this. If everyone wants to use GTK or wx, that
> is fine with me, I'll learn and contribute as I have time and ability. I
> raised the GTK on Mac issue because Michael had raised it and to my
> knowledge he has been doing a great deal of the work on the Tcltk GUI
> and has been spearheading the new GUI project so I don't want to loose
> his contributions. If I'm wrong in this point, I apologize to anyone
> involved, I've only been on the list a short time.
> I think your line of thinking however is bang on. We need something that
> is technically adequate, but we also have limited developer resources,
> so we have to choose something that everyone can use, or learn easily.
> This is why I had proposed the possibility of using Qt and C++ for parts
> where speed is needed and PyQt for everything else. Python is easy
> to learn (if one doesn't know it) and runs everywhere. This however is
> just a suggestion.

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