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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Hello Xara!

Actually my question "Is this a useful endeavor?" is in regards to the
task of getting Xara to compile and execute with version 2.8.4 of
wxWidgets in stead of the current (I believe) 2.6.3 version.

I'm not interested in changing the UI just yet. I think I'd like to get
Xara running on the latest wxWidgets, and then maybe take a look at the
cairo port people seem quite interested in.

Alex Bligh wrote:
> --On 27 May 2007 10:21 -0400 JLM <jsado_sc5@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Further, thinking this was just a problem with my
>> theme, I looked for others and realized that widgets can take on almost
>> any arbitrary look, and the only way for Xara to mimic that is to use
>> the same rendering engine.
> ...
>> Is this a useful endeavor
> Yes, quite possibly. You want to look at cartctl.cpp, cartprov.cpp for the
> button rendering stuff. I would not, however, go straight to gtk, but
> instead use wxWidgets own rendering classes; this would make it render
> buttons on Windows through Windows, and on the Mac through the native
> Mac stuff. I warn you it is not simple, though, hence my original
> cop-out (partly because wxWidgets didn't implement all the rendering
> stuff to begin with).
> Alex