[erlang-questions] Porting appmon/pman/debugger/tv to Wx?
Fri May 13 08:47:40 CEST 2011
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
When do you expect porting of the tools will be complete, in less or more
than a year?
On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 11:26 PM, Kenneth Lundin
> GS will not be removed until the remaining tools; pman, appmon, tv and
> etop are ported to
> 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
> / 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
> > at all to move to wx.
> > On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 9:24 PM, Vance Shipley <>
> >> 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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