[Zope] RE: Vote for Windowing Toolkit to use for Fat Client

Tony McDonald tony.mcdonald@ncl.ac.uk
Wed, 23 May 2001 22:00:25 +0100

On 22/5/01 10:13 pm, "Simon Coles" <simon@nipltd.com> wrote:

> Regarding Mac support for wxWindows, this is a concern for me as NIP's
> token Mac user (and hence the other NIP'ers working on this - Chris and
> Andy) :-).

There's some newish work done with wxPython under MacOS X - could be a good

> You can run X Windows apps under MacOS X, either with the free XonX package
> or Tenon's XTools. I suspect this means we'll be able to run wxWindows for
> X Windows under MacOS X. I'll try this when I have time.


> Running the X Window version doesn't solve the problem for pre-MacOS X
> people, but then again they can't run Zope either, so I don't think that's
> too much of a problem.

I know :( - this has always been a downer for me, so I installed LinuxPPC
just to get Zope working on an old BlackMac I have.

> If I can't get wxWindows running under MacOS X, we'll just have to come up
> with something based on Cocoa.... then you'll all be sorry! (evil laugh).

Oh yes they will won't they? ;)

The combination of proper unix and the Mac GUI (altered via Aqua) is just so
... terrific ... as far as I'm concerned.

> (the running joke at NIP is we're trying to ease Chris W. off his
> unfortunate addiction to Windows - MacOS X may be a more comfortable
> upgrade for him than Linux, if only because hardware looks cool).

Chris?, Windows? - didn't know thaaat.

And you're right, the hardware (TiPb) is tres icebox ;)

Tone out.
Dr Tony McDonald,  Assistant Director, FMCC, http://www.fmcc.org.uk/
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