Anyone have any experience of CPlat???
dburgun at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Sep 29 09:42:41 CDT 2005
>David Burgun wrote:
>>Thanks Charles, so it has nothing to do with CPlat then? I was just
>>confused as to why it was mentioned in connection with Rev/CPlat
>>and thought maybe I'd have to look at it in order to evaluate CPlat.
>CPlat is a cross platform library that will (should?, might?) help
>you build GUI apps.
>wxWidgets is another similar library. It is written in C++ and can
>be directly used for C++ development.
>It also has a Python, Perl and various other interface layers so it
>can be used from those other languages.
>cross-platform includes embedded platforms (PalmOS, WindowsCE)
>If we can't convince you to use Rev rather than a C++ library :-),
>then I'd suggest a look at wxWidgets as an alternate to CPlat.
>(and btw the wxWindows name has been completely dropped by the
>wxWidgets folks, following discussions with MS).
You don't have to convince me! I am convinced and have been since the
day I first started to Rev! I have to do this to give a well balanced
case to my manager. We have already decided to use it for a number of
projects (thanks to the help of the wonderful Rev'ers on this list),
but the worry is that Rev won't be able to hack it for *every*
project we *might* want to do and so we are looking at other
>>BTW, I can't say I'm overly impressed with CPlat so far, for the
>>1. You have to download three separate archives and then splice
>>the folder structure together by hand.
>>2. You have to then muck around in CodeWarrior setting up Source Trees.
>>3. I did this and tried to build the sample HelloWorld project and
>>got g-zillions or errors since some files are missing.
>>So far I've spent about 5 hours on it and still haven't got "Hello World" up!
>I did the equivalent for wxWidgets + wxPython in about 30 minutes -
>but there are so many potential factors involved (machine, OS, ....)
>that it's probably not a fair comparison.
We just need it to work on MacOS X , Windows and maybe Linux/Unix.
Thanks a lot for your input.
All the Best
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