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logicalfuzz 09-21-2005 08:15 AM

wxwidgets or gtk??
 
hello folks,
i have compiled xorg on my lfs system. now i want to add multimedia support. with an aim to keep my installation as small as possible, i chose vlc player (as it plays both audio and video). i know mplayer is also an option... still i decided to go with vlc. but vlc requires wxwidgets to be installed. the home page of wxwidgets says
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An open source C++ GUI framework to make cross-platform programming child's play
hmm... isn't that exactly what gtk does? and mplayer i guess requires gtk... right?
now, i wonder what would be more benificial... gtk or wxwidgets ... keeping in mind the number of (popular) applications i may get on sourceforge.
well as i said... i need to keep my LFS installation as small (and fast) as possible..

pls advice,

Komakino 09-21-2005 08:24 AM

You say you want your install to be as small as possible, then you say to keep in mind the number of apps you might get from sourceforge...well which is it?!

Anyway, I would say gtk because far more apps use it than use wxwidgets (which, btw, I wouldn't say is any easier to program in than gtk).

logicalfuzz 09-21-2005 11:32 AM

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You say you want your install to be as small as possible, then you say to keep in mind the number of apps you might get from sourceforge...well which is it?!
i said 'the number of (popular) applications' , that should clear your doubt. i have to choose when i want performance and features. That i may not get if i have less choice in wxwigets apps.

foo_bar_foo 09-21-2005 12:43 PM

there is absolutely no performance hit in installing absolutely every gui toolkit known to humankind.
They take up space yes, They impeed performance ? no way.
small in terms of disk usage has nothing to do with performance
even loading a bunch of disk backed shared libs and using all the toolkits at once doesn't impact performance unless you start using swap for anonymous data.
There might be a little CPU cache swapping but i bet no more than normal and not noticeable.


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