Re: The GUI of Choice?

Matt Houser (
Tue, 7 May 1996 23:37:06 -0400 (EDT)

From: Matt Houser <>
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Subject: Re: The GUI of Choice?
Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 23:37:06 -0400 (EDT)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Bernd Kreimeier" at May 7, 96 06:05:21 pm

Just to straighten some stuff up...
I've been working on Shaker for some time... it was said that I use
AfterStep for it's development... not ture... AfterStep is a window
manager for X... plain and simple...
Ok... real business, I chose to use xforms for development beause it has
most of the features looked for (previous message mentioned these)

+ Linux/X support
+ freely distributable sources & widgets
+ no OSF Motif required (optional is okay)
+ C++ or C, no scripts
+ preferably includes interface builder/editor
+ NT support higly desirable for cross-development
+ allow for Mesa/OpenGL and GLUT use

With the exception of the NT portability, xforms has all this, which
makes it good... because I don't have NT to test and NT version on...

BTW: shaker's url is if you want to
check it out

Matt Houser                   IRC: Fisty
-- "After all this time, fruit salid still starts with an 'F'!"