Whither DWT?

Kyle Furlong kylefurlong at gmail.com
Mon May 1 16:00:44 PDT 2006

freeagle wrote:
> Hello,
> Im quite new to D, but reading a lot of posts lately and checking some 
> websites about D i can say that the demand for good GUI API is quite 
> high in the community (including me).
> And i must say i agree with the idea of using OpenGL for making a cross 
> platform GUI. Having a modern GUI rendered using graphics hardware could 
>    drag more attention to D. And problem of not native look of such API 
> could be easily handled using different themes. When i checked Terra 
> project source, the actual style of the widgets takes only few lines of 
> code and a set of images. For me, OpenGL is the right way to go.
> Freeagle

All Terra needs is a complete widget set. Like you have specified, all 
this takes is the logic and skinning. I wrote a scrollbar widget and 
skinned it in less than a day.

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