Its used commercially with many archs. Look at the english page.
Screenshots (which are not very good but gives you overview) were added.
Its a decent toolkit besides the quirks in the Object Viewer(which you can
use the text bar, but it doesnt include all the objects in either). There
is documentation. You have to read the Class reference(its in C/C++) but
still readble. It was a project that released files around 1995, they held
out releases for a while and released every blue moon(a phrase meaning when
they felt like it but not often). There are bindings to ruby yes. It has
bindings to Python, Ruby, and Perl, as well as C/C++ :) You will get a kick
out of this one. The library includes non-gui functions. There is a
WSThread which you can use the native threading in the system. I haven't
tried it, but its there. There is also WSSocket, and many others. I have
been using that for personal projects lately and have been quite happy.
Sometime I will have to have someone who knows japanese tell them to commit
my patches for a couple bugs. The WideStudio mailing list is Japanese only.

Yes. I know there are no pacakges for systems, its a pity. The windows
install is 124MB download because it not only includes the toolkit, but
30-40 MBs in documentation, it comes with MinGW and compilers, and too much
:)

--dross

Original Message:
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From: MATTHEW REUBEN MARGOLIS mrmargolis / wisc.edu
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 04:55:31 +0900
To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org (ruby-talk ML)
Subject: Re: GUI Toolkit questions


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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