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- Subject: Re: primitive graphics application
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 12:25:35 +0900
Asko Kauppi <email@example.com> writes:
> Having re-read the mail, I realize the "microcomputer" isn't the one
> showing the graphics. Therefore, let me change my recommendation to IUP
> / LuaGnome (though I've used neither). Cairo alone does not have event
> handlers, which would be needed for interaction with the graphics. If
> it were output only, Cairo itself is more than enough.
Presumably you meant lua-gtk?
("gnome" uses gtk, but is tons of extra unrelated junk on top of it; gtk
is all you need to make a fully functional app)
I can confirm that lua-gtk is an excellent and well-done package. It's
very easy to use and works well.
[For documentation, I actually found myself using gtkmm docs, as the
lua-gtk interface seems pretty similar (basically it's a
straight-forward transformation of gtk into an object-oriented style,
e.g., eliminating redundant prefixes on names from the C interface.]
One caveat though -- when I was originally playing with lua-gtk (last
year), it was kind of tricky to build; I now use the debian lua-gtk
package, which of course makes it trivial. I don't know if building it
from source is still hard or not...
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