What Features Should A GUI toolkit have?
Paulo Pinto via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 6 04:30:35 PST 2015
On Friday, 6 March 2015 at 11:30:58 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad
> On Friday, 6 March 2015 at 10:42:37 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
>> On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 10:01 +0000, via Digitalmars-d wrote:
>>> Components are coming to HTML5:
>>> It could work out nicely.
>> On the other hand for a non-browser UI, it doesn't really make
> Not sure what you mean by a "non-browser UI". You need a model,
> a layout engine, a composition engine and know-how. Competing
> with browser engines is a lot of work.
> It is going to be very hard to compete with reusable UI
> worked out the quirks, due to:
> 1. ease of development
> 2. ease of modification
> 3. volume of UI components
> 4. styling know-how
> 5. integration
> 6. installed base
> What you need is a reactive layer that access native data. And
> webtech provides the basic building blocks for it, thanks to
> the requirements of asm.js/pnacl.
I am hoping mobile applications and application stores bring an
end to the non-sense of bending documents into applications.
Or that we get to have the second comeback of XHTML, and finally
have something like XAML on the browser, which was XHTML original
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