Erlang port to the Java Virtual Machine

Richard Carlsson <>
Thu Jun 1 13:39:25 CEST 2006

Andrew Lentvorski wrote:
> Wx -- Lots of code for no gain.  Three different projects I have worked 
> with started with Wx and dumped it for custom wrappers.  The quality of 
> abstraction is poor.  Generally, you either need:
> A) Something which has very weak UI needs, in which case *anything* will 
> work and the choice should be for something fast and lightweight (aka. 
> Tk) even if it looks a bit crummy.  In this case, Wx is a huge overkill.
> B) Something which needs a sophisticated UI, in which case you have to 
> go to the base GUI because the differences are significant (drawing area 
> abstractions, custom widgets, etc.).  In which case, Wx can't solve the 
> problem.

Audacity, AVG Anti-virus, Amaya, Tortoise CVS, ...
Are you sure it's WxWidgets that is the problem?
For example, Wired (
does not look like it has "very weak UI needs". Nor does
Audacity, for that matter. But I'm no GUI programmer.


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