Wow, WideStudio looks very interesting.  I had not heard of it up until
now.  I will definitely be looking into it, GTK, and Tk.


Thanks a lot everyone,  I am of course still open to any other
suggestions anyone out there may have.

-Matthew Margolis


----- Original Message -----
From: "dross / code-exec.net" <dross / code-exec.net>
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2004 2:47 pm
Subject: Re: GUI Toolkit questions

> 
> A toolkit I have been using much which might live up to your 
> expectationsis WideStudio. It has a gui designer and toolkit 
> library. Portable on many
> systems and even many embedded.
> 
> GTK might be another you might consider, but I have never ran it on 
> mac. 
> 
> wxWidgets(aka wxWindows) is another toolkit. the designers are 
> commercial,also they are not great at all. I have tried them. This 
> toolkit is
> basically a wrapper, nothing neat here except awing at the limitations
> because each toolkit wxWidgets uses is different. 
> 
> Qt works but commercial on windows
> 
> There is also Tk :) Its portable.
> 
> All of them have bastardized licenses for any(closed source, etc) use
> except WideStudio. Unless you buy the Qt license.
> 
> Also see this link. Its outdated but gives some useful info
> 
> http://www.free-soft.org/guitool/
> 
> btw. widestudio does work with mac, that list is just outdated :)
> 
> --dross
> 
> 
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: MATTHEW REUBEN MARGOLIS mrmargolis / wisc.edu
> Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 04:08:51 +0900
> To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org (ruby-talk ML)
> Subject: GUI Toolkit questions
> 
> 
> I am currently designing a map editor for a game that I am writing in
> ruby.  I have never written anything along the lines of a map 
> editor and
> was hoping that someone here could provide a few suggestions as to 
> whichgraphical toolkit would best suit my needs.
> 
> I need to be able to display a large grid of 300 tiles, each of which
> can have a different picture that can change during execution.  I will
> need to be able to treat these tiles as individual buttons or have 
> someother easy way to keep track of which tile the mouse is currently
> over/clicking on.  I will also need to be able to create a tool
> window(possibly floating) that will contain all the tools that you can
> use to operate on the tile grid.
> 
> Cross platform(Windows, Linux, Mac OS X compatibility would be 
> optimal.
> Thank you,
> Matthew Margolis
> 
> 
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