Whither DWT?

Kyle Furlong kylefurlong at gmail.com
Mon May 1 20:05:12 PDT 2006

freeagle wrote:
> Kyle Furlong wrote:
>> 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.
> i wonder if its possible/reasonable to use it for more complex GUI apps, 
> IDE for example, or any other bigger projects

Why not? All you have to do is write the widgets you need and skin them. :-D

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