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Old 09-25-2003, 07:04 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
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Which GUI Builder?

I have quite a lot of 'legacy' software that was written 6-10 years ago in Pascal (on Suns with the Sparcworks compilers). The interfaces were written in XView. I am wanting to port the software to Linux.

I am hoping to port the Pascal to GNU Pascal. I have tried unsuccessfully to get XView for RH9. I an now thinking of redoing the interfaces using a GUI builder.

I would be grateful for any recommendations on which builder to use. I am particularly looking for something that will interface with the GNU compilers and that is easy to learn and use. Any web links, ideas etc., would be gratefully received.

Many thanks,
Old 09-25-2003, 08:29 AM   #2
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I think there are two main contenders for GUI builders. The first is Glade, which uses the GTK, and the second is QTDesigner, which uses QT. I haven't really used either, but last time I checked, the documentation for Glade was pretty incomplete. QTDesigner has loads of documentation though.
However, software created with Glade can be released under the GPL, whereas QT has it's own, less 'free' license. You can still pretty much distribute the software how you want, but it is slightly more restrictive (if a corporation wants to use QT, they must get a license, I think).
I don't know of any other GUI builders out there, but I'm sure there are some.


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