[erlang-questions] Porting appmon/pman/debugger/tv to Wx?

G.S. <>
Fri May 13 08:47:40 CEST 2011


Kenneth,

You are of course right about wx, and the benefits gained from moving to it.
I guess my reluctance stems from having used gs for a number of years, and
getting so used to it, and because I'm only using a small subset of its
features for my projects, so I never had the chance to come across the
library's limitations. But when working on a full GUI, I can see where GS
might be lacking significantly. So the move to wx would be a generally
positive thing.

When do you expect porting of the tools will be complete, in less or more
than a year?

Regards,
-Gene

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 11:26 PM, Kenneth Lundin
<>wrote:

> GS will not be removed until the remaining tools; pman, appmon, tv and
> etop are ported to
> wx.
> The work with porting the tools is already started.
> In that work we also plan to merge pman, appmon and etop into one
> single tool since they all partly do the same thing.
>
> The benefits with getting rid of GS are many:
> - GS gives an ugly non native looking look and feel on all platforms
> - GS is missing a lot of features that are taken for granted in a GUI
> library today.
> - We don't want to maintain 2 different GUI libraries with external
> dependencies
> ...
>
> / Kenneth, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson
>
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 6:47 AM, G.S. <> wrote:
> > I'm hoping that GS will not be removed at all. I still don't see any
> benefit
> > at all to move to wx.
> >
> > On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 9:24 PM, Vance Shipley <>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> In the User's Guide for the GS application it says:
> >>
> >>   "GS is not maintained and we plan to deprecate and remove it from
> >>    the distribution as soon as possible, maybe already in the next
> >>    major release (R15)."
> >>
> >> I am hopeful that gs wouldn't be removed until the tools were ported
> >> over to use wx.  Is that a fair assumption?
> >>
> >> --
> >>        -Vance
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