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On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Miles Bader <> wrote:
> steve donovan <> writes:
>>> that wxWidgets might be a bit too "heavy" for RPi, almost on par with
>>> Qt or GTK. IUP, on the other hand ... I'm still looking at this, but
>>> I'd be very happy to hear what other people think.
>> Is GTK so heavy? _Particularly_ if the rest of the desktop leans on
>> it, so that the libraries are usually loaded.
>> (I'd imagine that Raspbian (the hard-float rebuild) uses GTK for its desktop)
>> I'd be happy if someone makes IUP easier to build ;)
> AIUI, both wxwidgets and IUP are "adaption" layers, and rely on an
> underlying GUI library -- like GTK -- to actually do the real work.

Last time I checked, wxWidgets was able to compile without GTK given
the right configure/compile flags. I don't remember what were the
other backends though. If IUP can only use GTK, that's definitely a


> On unix-like systems they both _use_ GTK, so they're going to be
> heavier than GTK, almost by definition...
> -miles
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