[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] maemo = gtk?

From: Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Date: Thu Feb 2 10:08:30 EET 2006
On 2/2/06, gunawan <gunawan at get-intouch.com> wrote:
> I just want to ask, why must we use GTK under maemo programming??

It's not a _must_ in principle, and there's lots of "pure" X programs
ported to the platform. However, the main UI is implemented with Gtk+
and also the input method so in order to integrate well (easily), the
programs need to be written with Gtk+.

> Isn't there another??

Using pretty much anything would be possible, it's just a Linux after
all. The amount of memory and the amount of re-implementation required
to have a non-Gtk+ UI effectively restrict the possibilities. Loading
another set of UI libraries into the limited memory available would
have rather ill effects on the performance of the system.

Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
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