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"James E. Hopper" <[log in to unmask]>
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James E. Hopper
Sat, 2 Apr 2005 16:05:46 -0500
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Given that all my companies guis for our image processing tools, radar 
image prediction, and simulation are done in gtkada on both mac and 
linux i find that an incredible position.  i don't know if key 
shortcuts work or not as i rarely use them even on mac native apps.  
even if they don't thats hardly a reason to say its unusable.  i have 
done a number of guis on mac and our mac people have been fine with 

There are two issues i am not happy with but they are both true for 
both mac and linux

1. the file open box always starts at where the app was started and 
never remembers where it was the last time.
2. the mac has some very nice navigation extras in the file selection 
dialog that gtk doesnt support on either platform.

when i get a bit of time i am going to write a drop in replacement for 
gtk standard file to solve both of these.  but its not reached the top 
of my list yet.


On Apr 2, 2005, at 10:16 AM, Jacob Sparre Andersen wrote:

> Pascal Obry wrote:
>> I would go for GtkAda (cross platforms MacOS, Windows,
>> UNIX) quite complete framework (for example GPS is done
>> with it) and free (you can get commercial support from
>> AdaCore).
> Even though GtkAda programs compile and run on Mac OS X
> (with X installed), the usability of the programs is so
> lacking [1] that I find it unreasonable to include Mac OS X
> on the list of platforms supported by GtkAda.
> Greetings,
> Jacob
> [1] I never managed to get short-cut keys for buttons and
>     menus to work on Mac OS X (neither using the Alt, nor
>     the Apple/Command key) even though they work quite fine
>     on Linux (using the Alt key).
> -- 
> »For there are only two reasons why war is made against a
>  republic: The one, to become lord over her: the other, the
>  fear of being occupied by her.«       -- Nicolo Machiavelli