Support for pkgconfig

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Tue Apr 15 18:16:34 CDT 2003

"Dimitrie O. Paun" <dimi at> writes:

> Really Alexandre, who cares what toolkit an app uses? If we do, we repeat
> the mistakes done in Java with Swing. That killed Java on the desktop,
> because it exposed an implementation detail. People care about apps
> integrating in their current setting, they don't give a rat's ass in which
> language, toolkit, IDE, etc. the app was written. Take Audacity for example,
> it's written on top of wxWindows, do you think anyone would care if
> wxWindows would use Wine to render instead of GTK? (Assuming the rendering
> matches the current theme, like BlueCurve)?

Well I see absolutely no point to the whole exercise, but I'm clearly
not going to convince you. Feel free to try to persuade the Unix world
to insert a bloated Win32 layer under all their toolkits; I don't
think you will get very far with that idea...

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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