Re: [dev] Suckless word processing solution?

From: Илья Илембитов <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:22:54 +0400

Well, may be you are right (however, for me there is only one thing that ties me strongly to GTK - there is no Tk-based WebKit (or Gecko) browser. Anyways, a lightweight proper Tk-based word processor is much better that a non-existent GTK-based one and surely much better than AbiWord
BTW, is there any list of mature Tk-based apps? How about music/video players, IMs, etc? I am only aware of Tkabber and HV3 (which is already dead).
Antoni Grzymala <> писал(а) в своём письме Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:04:18 +0400:
Илья Илембитов dixit (2009-09-23, 16:54):
But there is also another point: Tk may be bad or not, but I can't
really think of any major apps based on it - apart from Tkabber. I'm
not saying that it's bad just because it's not popular, but the thing
is, that many users wouldn't like to add any additional dependencies
(that is, a toolkit or an additional programming language) just
because of one program. This is why one should stick with the toolkit
Tcl+Tk+Hypothetical Editor would probably be less code, than a qt/gtk
based editor on its own. Tcl/Tk is so lean you really shouldn't mind
installing it for just a single app. Aparat from that, you will have
anyway (for Tkabber) :).
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