FLTK native in 'D'. Would that be useful?

David Medlock noone at nowhere.com
Sun Jul 23 15:02:37 PDT 2006

matthiasm wrote:
> Hi,
> I am one of the co-authors of FLTK. I like 'D' and as a test I have manually
> translated parts of FLTK into 
> native 'D' code. This is obvioulsy very different from just writing a wrapper,
> more involved, but also 
> more rewarding.
> Before I jump into manually porting a few hundred thousand lines of code, I
> would really like to know 
> first if the 'D' community is interested in such a thing at all and if I can get
> sufficient support and a 
> reasonable number of users. 
> What do you folks think?
> Matthias
> FLTK is a Fast and Light user interface Tool Kit. It sets directly onto the low
> lever interfaces of the three 
> main supported platforms (MSWindows:WIN32, Unix including Linux: X11, Mac OS X:
> Carbon/Quartz). 
> FLTK is in use by several thousand people all over the world. It comes with a
> visual user interface 
> designer that spews out readable C++ (and after the coversion 'D').
> Come check it out at http://www.fltk.org/

I have used FLTK before and it was great.  A port would perhaps be just 
the base-GUI that D needs.

PS.  Please do not take this as criticism of any kind, but why does FLTK 
use a modified LGPL instead of just using Mozilla License, which 
basically the same thing?


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