TG GUI Classes (was: Re: [ROOT] GEANT4 + ROOT)

From: cstrato (
Date: Mon Nov 22 2004 - 20:52:49 MET

Dear Fons

Thank you very much for these good news, at the moment I donīt
know what to say. Maybe, I will say only the following:
After spending almost one year to develop a very complex GUI for
my application, I really believe that the TG Classes have the
potential to be the basis for professional GUI development,
and I will continue to use TG only.

Best regards, and thank you all once again.

Fons Rademakers wrote:

> Hi Christian,
>   after a discussion this afternoon, we have re-prioritized the 32k
> limit issue and we hope very much to have it fixed for the existing
> widgets for the Xmas release. TGListView is already for some time, 32k
> limit free. We will do the same for TGListTree and TGListBox. Valeriy
> Onuchin will work on it.
> Concerning a powerful matrix widget, this is on our todo list for next
> year and will be, of course, limit free from the beginning.
> Cheers, Fons.
> On Sat, 2004-11-20 at 19:13, cstrato wrote:
>>Dear Rene
>>I am sorry, but I cannot resist to make a comment, too:
>>When I was searching for a framework for my own project in 1999,
>>I was considering KDE/QT before I discovered ROOT which fitted
>>my intentions perfectly and which in general I consider to
>>be the best C++ framework for many reasons.
>>I was also very delighted to see that ROOT offers its own
>>architecture-independent GUI classes. Only after already
>>extensive use of the TGClasses I realized that these classes
>>suffer from the 32k limit which e.g. prevents the creation of
>>large tables. This is really sad but I understand that the
>>GUI development has a lower priority within ROOT development.
>>I am still reluctant to switch to QT for many reasons, one
>>reason being that I prefer to work with only one framework,
>>and I hope that this limitation will be eliminated soon.
>>Since ROOT was created to deal with very large data sets
>>it would be great if there would also be a possibility to
>>display/select large amounts of data within the GUI.
>>Is there a timeframe within which the 32k problem will be
>>Best regards
>>C.h.r.i.s.t.i.a.n. .S.t.r.a.t.o.w.a
>>V.i.e.n.n.a.         .A.u.s.t.r.i.a

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