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In article <A5439A6DA76971C5.B153647684CB8F8F.E29B1B3DEE0964E5 / lp.airnews.net>,
Ron Jeffries  <ronjeffries / REMOVEacm.org> wrote:
>It has been recommended that Chet and I use the Tk textpane for our
>editor experiment. It does look good.
>
>So now I'm wondering, what's the diff between Tk and GTK? Same thing
>under Gnu? or ?
>

- - I suspect you've got the answer already, but Tk and GTK are
  very different beasts. Tk was one of the first toolkits
  to be developed that wasn't based on the very broken Xt 
  toolkit. It orginally came as part of the tcl language, but
  has since been developed into a semi-independent toolkit.
  Tk has been around for at least 10years and has been undergoing
  pretty constant development during that time.  

- - Gtk was an offshoot of the GIMP image editing project. It's
  basically the toolkit they wrote because all the existing
  ones suck. It is the basis of the GNOME desktop environment.
  It has not been around as long as Tk.  

- - Picking one would depend on what your target platform is. 
  I'm not very familiar with GTk, but I've used Tk from both
  Tcl and Perl for years and it's reasonable and pretty robust.

- - Booker C. Bense 


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