"Markus Neifer gives an overview of wxWindows, the portable C++
and Python GUI toolkit. He discusses the library's architecture,
talks about how to deal with multi-platform file handling and the
directory separation character, and touches on wxHTML, image file
formats, and Unicode. He also walks you through some helpful
wxWindows debugging tips and talks a bit about porting MFC
applications to Linux."
"The wxWindows library, whether or not it's compiled as a
Dynamic Link Library (DLL), makes it possible to have very small
executives. It also offers various goodies for multi-platform
development: you get an OpenGL interface and built-in support for
HTML, Unicode, and internationalization. And it helps you to port
applications from Windows-only MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes)
to Linux, for example. One of the main goals of wxWindows is to run
on as many platforms as possible, so it supports nearly every C++
compiler available. It does not yet use all features of Standard
C++ (such as namespaces, std::string class, and STL container). But
Standard C++ is on the to-do list and there?s already some support
for the new cast syntax and std::string."
"Julian Smart started wxWindows in 1992 at the Artificial
Intelligence Applications Institute, University of Edinburgh. In
1995 Markus Holzem released his port of wxWindows to Xt, the X
toolkit. After a brief period of stagnation, in May 1997 the
Windows and GTK+ ports were merged and put into a CVS repository
made available to all contributors to wxWindows. Towards the end of
'97, Julian Smart started distributing a CD-ROM of wxWindows,
including the complete source, compiler stuff, and much more."
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