Whats holding ~100% D GUI back?

Jacob Carlborg doob at me.com
Wed Nov 20 09:05:50 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 22:57:47 UTC, aberba wrote:
> There's been attempts to implement a native D GUI toolkit but 
> it seems none gets community attention. The closets...DlangUI 
> (https://code.dlang.org/packages/dlangui)... seems no more 
> under active development...getting to a year now.
> Ketmar and others have been in the talks about doing something 
> towards that. Whats happening now? What's holding 100% D GUI 
> back?

There's DWT [1]. But it doesn't currently get any updates besides 
from make sure it works on the latest compiler.

One of the issues is that some will prefer a native GUI that 
follows the conventions on a given platform and looks and behaves 
slightly different across the supported platforms. But  some will 
prefer a non-native custom GUI that looks the same on all 

There might not be enough people in the community that are 
interested in implementing GUI applications.

[1] https://github.com/d-widget-toolkit/dwt

/Jacob Carlborg

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