Re: GUI programming for WinXP/Linux/OSX?

Hello !

  • it must run on WinXP and Linux, idally also on OSX
  • it must have a GUI preferably with the GUI’s native widget set
  • it must allow scripting access to system resources with a modern and
    comfortable scripting language

What you really need is Qtruby - it matches exactly your requirements.
Check
out

http://rubyforge.org/projects/korundum/

and

http://trolltech.com

There’s two options:

  • use qtruby, which is based on Qt3 - pretty stable, but will not work
    on
    WinXP unless you’ve got a license for Qt3 on WinXP boxes;
  • use qt4-qtruby - pretty cool, based on Qt4, still some useability
    glitches
    but Richard Dale is working hard on them (and then, you can do
    bug-reporting
    and improve it for me as well ;-)…). And Qt4 is free on WinXP as well,
    and
    qt4-qtruby works there (according to forum posts).

You should get Qt/Qt4 and it’s documentation on Trolltech.

All the code you write will work on MacOS, Linux and WinXP…

Cheers !

Vince, a Qt4 addict

PS: I already sent this mail with another account, but it looks like the
mail didn’t make it yet, and as it’s not the first time, I try from
somewhere else.

Vincent F. wrote:

  • use qt4-qtruby - pretty cool, based on Qt4, still some useability
    glitches
    but Richard Dale is working hard on them (and then, you can do
    bug-reporting
    and improve it for me as well ;-)…). And Qt4 is free on WinXP as well,
    and
    qt4-qtruby works there (according to forum posts).

Hmmm … maybe I should reconsider … when I get some free cycles I’ll
see if I can get around the issues with qt4-qtruby on Gentoo Linux. I
think it was actually a Portage/dependency problem in Gentoo rather than
something in QT4 or qtruby.

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