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[ale] Xlib on Win32
- Subject: [ale] Xlib on Win32
- From: cfowler at outpostsentinel.com (Chris Fowler)
- Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 18:04:40 -0500
That might be the way to go. I have a GTK+ programming manual and
I hear GTK+ takes mauch of the Xlib crap away. Faster
development time. I also need POSIX support in the networking
side. I do not want to have to do the following just to communicate via
I'm looking into MKS Enterprise development software.
From: Bao C. Ha [mailto:baoha at sensoria.com]
To: ale at ale.org
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 5:50 PM
To: 'James P. Kinney III'; 'Chris Fowler'
Cc: 'Atlanta Linux User Group (E-mail)'
Subject: RE: [ale] Xlib on Win32
Have you looked into gtk+? I believe it has win32dll.
It should give the same GUI look and feel across
platforms: Linux, Windows and Mac.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James P. Kinney III [mailto:jkinney at localnetsolutions.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 2:40 PM
> To: Chris Fowler
> Cc: Atlanta Linux User Group (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: [ale] Xlib on Win32
> I'm not positive on this but I think you're asking for the moon on a
> silver platter. :-o
> Xlib stuff requires lots of capabilities up and running. That's why it
> requires an X server. You could try dodging the Xlib stuff and use a
> different backend network/mouse/connection lib but what would
> it be? You
> would probably have to roll most of your own stuff to avoid using X.
> Look at some of the tiny-X stuff. If all you're looking for is a
> cross-platform GUI lib set, Qt works as well as wx-windows.
> On Fri, 2002-03-22 at 17:11, Chris Fowler wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I would like to write a few Xlib programs to run on Windows
> based systems.
> > I'm would
> > like to know if anyone knows of a pacakge I can use to do
> this. I've tried
> > Cygwin but
> > do not like having to run a full X server just to run
> somthing like xterm.
> > I would
> > prefer to run the app without having to start an Xserver. I
> would like to
> > make excution
> > seemless to the user. I need X windows programming ability
> and POSIX
> > support. I like the way
> > cygwin has console based apps like bash, telnet, and ssh.
> I would like
> > support for
> > writing those too. Does anyone know of a package that will
> give me what I
> > need?
> > Thanks,
> > Chris
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