[xiphos-devel] Note

Jim Michaels jmichae3 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 20 21:56:57 MST 2016

have you considered wxwidgets? for windows it compiles with g++ (mingw-w64) now and also with MSVC++. and I should think it also supports other platform targets. hope this helps.
 Jim Michaels<jmichae3 at yahoo.com> http://www.JesusnJim.com (computer repair info, programming)

      From: Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org>
 To: Xiphos developers <xiphos-devel at crosswire.org> 
 Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:43 AM
 Subject: Re: [xiphos-devel] Note
 On 09/19/2016 05:39 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
 The recommended solution is to move to the webkit2 API 
 Yes, there was discussion of this in #xiphos a week or so ago, though with regard to Ubuntu.
  The WK2 configuration builds, runs without crashing...and looks like total crap. I don't know what they did to it in the last year but basic operations that have been in place for something like 10 years now render a main window that is crippled.  Chris Bayliss says it's not WK2 itself but our packing of GTK widgets -- I dunno, it seems to me that Everything Worked Just Fine for an indecently long time, considering that even today it looks right and works correctly with plain old WK, but now the upgrade treadmill has us looking yet again at a toolkit change.  Considering the differences required for WK2 over WK, WK2 becomes the 6th display toolkit used by GnomeSword/Xiphos in 15 years.  This gets old.
  Yes, it will have to be dealt with. Comedy is not pretty. A related problem is that the editor component was not ported to WK2 because at the time Chris couldn't find adequate documentation of its API, as to its differences from original WK. That is, at the moment, the latest-hotness WK2 build still uses the GTKHTML editor.  Incongruous, I know.  Funny, perhaps, but oddly enough it works. Er, worked until WK2 went off the deep end.
  (Why does WK2 have any API differences from WK?  What benefit is reaped from gratuitously ripping up an interface?  Why could not the internal re-implementation still present an identical application-facing interface? -- Eh, don't answer that, I already know.)
  I have a politically incorrect yet tractable plan for how to deal with Win32. --karl
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