[fpc-pascal]Re: fpc-pascal digest, Vol 1 #1646 - 4 msgs

vkrish at vkrish.cjb.net vkrish at vkrish.cjb.net
Tue Jan 7 15:27:46 CET 2003

> > > From: Michael Van Canneyt <michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be>

> > I'm thinking of a UI toolkit along the lines of Eclipse's SWT.
> We've looked at that, but the problem with that is that the streaming
> support will be hard to implement.
Pardon me if this is a stupid question: why should streaming support be implemented at all for a gui toolkit ?

If you are talking about the persistence of gui forms, then a suitable XML DTD can be designed for saving them. (eg: glade, Qt and recently GNUstep are all doing that successfully.)

On a different subject: why do interfaces in FPC inherit from IUnknown ? Is this for supporting COM ? If objects are not reference counted why then interfaces are ?
> >
> > btw, what happened to the fpgfx/fpgui effort ?
> This is delayed, but will be picked up again really soon.
This is good news. The screenshots looked nice.

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you
and then you win
 - "Mahatma" Gandhi.

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