SunWorld: Tk sets the standard
Aug 08, 2000, 07:56 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Tk is currently undergoing its most significant change
since it was first ported to the Mac OS in the mid-'90s. The
team, led by Frédéric Bonnet, is reworking Tk's
internal design to improve performance and maintainability. It is
widely anticipated that once this is completed, Tk ports to
Nanox will be quick and nimble."
"Tk is the established basis for successful commercial GUI
applications, many of which have stringent requirements for scale
and performance. One is Red Hat's Source-Navigator IDE
(integrated development environment), used with all programming
languages. Red Hat engineer Mo DeJong recently wrote, 'We are
really pushing to make it the default IDE for Linux.'"
"O'Reilly is one of many commentators to foresee open source
Mozilla as the basis for the standardized toolkit of the future.
This might make Tk more popular than ever, because Steve Ball of
Zveno is working with
TkGecko to create a Tk extension that allows the NewLayout
rendering engine to be embedded in a Tk application as a Tk