Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > Programming
User Name
Programming This forum is for all programming questions.
The question does not have to be directly related to Linux and any language is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-27-2009, 06:30 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Vietnam (Việt Nam)
Distribution: Gentoo (desktop), Arch linux (laptop)
Posts: 728

Rep: Reputation: 33
What cross-platform GUI toolkit can work for both Mac, Linux and Windows?

I'm trying to persuade my classmate migrating to linux but they always fall back to windows when homeworks require creating GUI (graphical user interface) applications. Not only because C# and Window forms/WPF is so sissily easy to use. But some teachers only test homework on Window machine.

I have tried pyGTK and wxPython but they have some flaws. wxPython seem a little bit messy with so many look-alike class name and it's ID based event binding is somewhat awkward. pyGTK seems nice and neat but it doesn't have Mac port yet.

What about you guys? What are you using? I don't mean to start flame with this post, just longing for some opinion. Please share some of your ideas to me.
Old 12-27-2009, 06:49 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Debian, Slackware, Fedora
Posts: 1,405

Rep: Reputation: 244Reputation: 244Reputation: 244
Plain GTK+, QT and FLTK.

If it's for "good-looks", QT looks nice on any platform (it's heavy though).

Last edited by jens; 12-27-2009 at 07:03 AM.
Old 12-27-2009, 08:43 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Bonaire, Leeuwarden
Distribution: Debian /Jessie/Stretch/Sid, Linux Mint DE
Posts: 4,728

Rep: Reputation: 754Reputation: 754Reputation: 754Reputation: 754Reputation: 754Reputation: 754Reputation: 754
I have been using Tcl and Tcl/Tk on both Linux and Windows. I have not been able to spot any differences between the two platforms.

Old 01-01-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Malaysia, Johor
Distribution: Dual boot MacOS X/Ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 851

Rep: Reputation: 31
Old 01-02-2010, 03:48 AM   #5
Sergei Steshenko
Senior Member
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 4,481

Rep: Reputation: 454Reputation: 454Reputation: 454Reputation: 454Reputation: 454
Qt, gtk+, wxWidgets. FLTK too, but it is not that widely used in general.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: KDE goes cross-platform with Windows, Mac OS X support LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-25-2008 08:40 AM
[SOLVED] Looking for Linux-Windows cross-platform PIM eldiener Linux - Software 6 12-07-2006 11:51 AM
Linux/windows Cross Platform Gui toolkit. mr_segfault Programming 7 10-31-2004 05:57 PM
Cross Compiling FOX GUI Toolkit Akuma no Houkon Programming 0 06-07-2004 05:01 PM
Cross Platform c++ gui programming djadhav Programming 8 05-25-2004 03:15 AM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > Programming

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration