[PD] puredata_gui_design

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sat Apr 17 22:30:52 CEST 2010

On Fri, 16 Apr 2010, András Murányi wrote:

> One (hard) aspect of GUI design in case of Pd is that the GUI widgets 
> are provided by Tcl/Tk at the moment, which does not allow for such kind 
> of skinning, afaik.

Tcl/Tk up to 8.4 allow some amount of configuration... at least much more 
than has ever been used by anyone in pd.tk.

Tcl/Tk introduced the TkTile toolkit, for which I've heard that the big 
new feature is that you can skin it. I haven't tried it myself. Meanwhile, 
I'm using Pd-Extended with Tcl/Tk 8.5 while, officially, this very same 
version of Pd-Extended is said to "not support" Tcl/Tk 8.5. On top of 
that, Miller still wants to support Tcl/Tk 8.3 for some upcoming releases, 
and such things that were already becoming obsolete in 2003.

> There has been talk, however, about migrating to another GUI toolkit.

Talk, talk, talk, it's only talk.
Arguments, babble, bicker bicker bicker, brouhaha, it's only talk.

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