[linux-audio-dev] Re: Project: modular synth editor

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Jan 21 18:46:00 UTC 2004

On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 06:05:15PM +0200, Juhana Sadeharju wrote:
> >From: "Dave Griffiths" <dave at pawfal.org>
> >
> >I'm currently working on an opengl user interface for a game I'm writing.
> >Once you get a scenegraph set up (so child widgets inherit parent
> >transforms etc) it's not too hard to get something working.
> What would be that "something"? Not much?
> I recently proposed that GDK/GTK should be extended with OpenGL widgets
> so that there are no two distinct systems a developer have to use.
> It simply does not work if a developer has to write, e.g. menu
> routines from scratch.
> Converting a large GTK application to use OpenGL widgets would then be
> an easy task.

Nice Idea. FWIW you can currently mix OGL and GTK quite easily using the
OGL embedding GTK widget.

True writing text-based things in OGL is painful, but anything involving
pixmaps is very easy. and plugin UIs appear to mostly be pixmaps.

- Steve

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