Somewhat disappointing experiences with Winelib and WTL

Kuba Ober kuba at
Tue Feb 7 08:49:14 CST 2006

> WTL on Windows gives me:
> - compact executables: small and fast
> - easy-to-install executables: no DLLs needed

What's wrong exactly with nsis installer? It gives you one .exe file, and the 
installation can be 100% automatic (no clicks if you want so -- double click 
on the .exe and in some 10 seconds it's all installed for you).


> - mature GUI

That'd be Qt you're thinking of, even if you don't know it yet :) I can't 
think of anything more cross-platform, mature or easy to use. Yes, it does 
link statically. Compared to Qt, WTL/MFC are ugly hacks. Once you switch to 
Qt, I bet you won't want to use WTL ever again. Just give it a try.

But I'm way off topic. No, I don't have much to do with either of the projects 
I mention, besides using them.

Cheers, Kuba

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