"Why are there so many GUI toolkits? Who's using all of those
non-mainstream libraries? Last year, Cameron Laird and Kathryn
Soraiz profiled the leading GUI toolkits for general Unix
development: Motif, Tk, Qt, GTK+, and wxWindows. Now they round up
the alternatives and summarize the state of their art."
"Closer to traditional GUI practices are toolkits such as
free objects for X (FOX) and Fltk. FOX emphasizes performance and
portability; many developers like it because its incarnation on
Windows looks at-home. Jeroen van der Zijp created FOX in
mid-1997, first for Linux and then for other Unix ports. This is
much like the history of several other toolkits."
"Fltk (pronounced full tick) shares many features with
FOX. It's a C++ toolkit, built for Digital Domain's Unix
projects. It's fast, and relatively small and light: a static
linking of a demonstration of every Fltk widget is under 400 KB on
x86 Linux. It boasts an associated GUI builder that's
currently more advanced than FOX's. While Qt and GTK+ use signals
mechanisms for callbacks, Fltk has a more direct model that its
fans find easier to program."
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