[Openmcl-devel] Additions to easygui

Arthur W Cater arthur.cater at ucd.ie
Thu Mar 26 08:49:02 PDT 2009

Thanks for the kind words.
I agree it would be good to have cross-platform gui api.
I had no idea the existing easygui stuff was at all portable,
I thought it was inherently Cocoa-specific.


----- Original Message -----
From: Gail Zacharias <gz at clozure.com>
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:33 pm
Subject: Re: [Openmcl-devel] Additions to easygui
To: Arthur W Cater <arthur.cater at ucd.ie>
Cc: Openmcl-devel <Openmcl-devel at clozure.com>

> This looks like good stuff, I just have one suggestion:  it 
> would be 
> nice to keep the easygui API platform-agnostic, so that someday 
> we 
> could add other backends (e.g. win32 or gtk or Qt or ...).  
> Of course 
> not everybody cares about being portable, so for applications 
> that 
> don't mind being Cocoa-specific, perhaps there could be a 
> cocoa-easygui package that would export stuff like 
> ns-point-from-point, *cocoa-event*, etc. while keeping the core 
> easygui package for the portable API's.
> At 3/26/2009 08:09 AM, Arthur W Cater wrote:
> >I have extended the easygui package for ccl1.3 on darwin, it 
> runs on 
> >ppc32 and intel64.
> >It is necessary to run in an image created by (require :cocoa-
> application).>Try out (easygui-demo::run-demo).
> >
> >Here's hoping I haven't broken anything ...
> >
> >Arthur
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