Rewriting for Linux?

Ivan Krstić krstic at
Mon Apr 2 01:55:03 EDT 2007

Albert Cahalan wrote:
> For resizable conversion, you might use the GTK library. This would
> let you make the program able to smoothly adapt to any screen size.
> With GTK you lay out the screen in terms of geometrical divisions.
> For example, you specify that an image gets the upper half of the
> display and other stuff gets the bottom half. Then you subdivide
> that "other stuff" area so that the bottom part is buttons and the
> upper part is text. Then you subdivide the buttons area for the
> individual buttons.

Note that we are _not_ using the GTK+ library for widgets; we're drawing
our own using HippoCanvas, which is presently woefully underdocumented.
The best thing to do, I believe, is to go backwards and try and grok one
of the existing activities, instead of going forwards and attempting to
learn all the underlying technologies before writing code.

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